Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Winter Solstice, Spring Fever Comes Early

Last night was the winter solstice, and even if I can't exactly see the days growing longer yet it helps to know that they are. Little by little spring will arrive, even up here in the frozen Keweenaw.

Likewise, little by little we are inching our way towards making our magazine about the Keweenaw a reality. Optimistically, we had planned to launch the first issue in January, but now (optimistically?) we are aiming for February and a Valentine's Day premiere. What can I say...we aren't Time, Inc. We just have to do the best we can to set deadlines (uh hum, goals) and meet them, or at least give them a nod in passing.

The name has been decided, Further North, and the feature articles for this first issue are in the works. We think it will be an issue worth the wait, showcasing local talent and the creative spirit of the Keweenaw.

In the meantime, we have started a children's magazine called Adventures in the U.P. which was inspired by my current obsession with the family hound dog, Jack. Adventure #1: Jack-o'-lantern In the Snow is currently available for sale online at MagCloud--a marvelous print-on-demand magazine publishing site. We hope you'll check out and preview this new kid's magazine and send the link on to anyone who might like to share the quirkiness and beauty of the U.P. with a child in their life.

Wishing you a peaceful holiday season and a fruitful, joyful New Year.


  1. Hi, I just found your site. Good luck with all of your endeavors with Thimbleberry Press and your magazines. I write a small column for children for a regional magazine in WV. It's cold and snowy here,too, but I'm sure not as cold as where you are.

  2. Thanks for reading and for commenting. It seems to be cold everywhere right now. What magazine do you write for? Regional and niche magazines are often the most interesting I think.