The fall 2019 list has been set. Coming this fall from Toplight Books:
Mountain Miles: A Memoir of Section Hiking the Southern Appalachian Trail by Mark Clegg
Migrating for Medical Marijuana: Pioneers in a New Frontier of Treatment by Tracy Ferrell
The Durable Runner: A Guide to Injury-Free Running by Alison Heilig
Acts of Forgiveness: Faith Journeys of a Gay Priest by Ted Karpf
Mountain Climber: A Memoir by William H. Katra
Communication Alternatives in Autism: Perspectives on Typing and Spelling Approaches for the Nonspeaking by Edlyn Vallejo Peña
A Killer Appetite: Overcoming My Eating Disorder and the Thinking That Fed It by Holly Pennebaker
“We hope to offer a wide array of books that explore these basic, essential components of being human that in the pace and pressure of modern life are too often relegated to the periphery of our consciousness,” said acquiring editor Natalie Foreman.
The first season of releases, planned for fall 2019, includes titles about migrating for medical marijuana, effective communication alternatives for the autistic, and a comprehensive guide to being an injury-free runner. In Migrating for Medical Marijuana, University of Colorado professor Tracy Ferrell shares unique insights into a social, political and medical revolution, including personal accounts from doctors and patients. Communication Alternatives in Autism chronicles the experiences of ten autistic self-advocates, covering effective but controversial communication methods. In The Durable Runner, author Alison Heilig–an RRCA running coach, yoga teacher, corrective exercise specialist, and NASM personal trainer–maps out proven strategies for a lifetime of healthy and happy running.
“We’re excited about this eclectic debut of titles for Toplight Books. The neglect of our physical, mental and spiritual selves diminishes our capacity to respond to life and each other, to the great detriment of personal and planetary well-being, and we hope to counter the trend with well-researched books covering any or all of the three core human dimensions, in original and inspiring ways,” said Foreman.
Toplight’s interests include uplifting and positive books about psychology and mindfulness, religious studies and spirituality, and alternative health treatments. Submissions from authors and literary agents are invited, and should be directed to Foreman’s attention at firstname.lastname@example.org. Foreman welcomes proposals for books as wide ranging as reincarnation and the soul, yoga and meditation guides, nature’s relationship to well-being, explorations of neurodiversity, and scientific studies on the nature of qi. For more information about the imprint, go to https://toplightbooks.com/.
“We hope to publish books which strive to improve or help readers understand their body, mind or spirit,” said Executive Editor Lisa Camp. “Our interests include uplifting and positive books about psychology and mindfulness, religious studies and spirituality, yoga, and common medical problems and treatment, among other topics.”
The imprint’s first books are slated for a spring 2019 release. Submissions from authors and literary agents are invited, and should be directed to email@example.com. For more information about the imprint, go to www.toplightbooks.com.