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About Thalia Press

Thalia Press is a co-op press that publishes crime and contemporary fiction written by traditionally published authors seeking to expand their existing series or reach new audiences by offering quality fiction at more affordable prices than you would find with larger publishers. We reissue previously out-of-print titles for established authors and publish original titles approximately three times a year. Our books range from the funny to the serious, entertaining and inspirational in nature.

If you are a reader, please check our Titles section for a list of all of our books, links to buy them on-line, and the information you need to order them from a bookstore . You can also use these links to buy e-books versions of our books on-line.

If you are a bookstore owner or buyer for a bookstore chain, please see our Titles for more information on stocking our books. Thalia Books are available through Ingram Distributors.

What We Believe

  • Quality of writing always matters.
  • All good fiction begins with strong plotting and strong characterizations.
  • Crime fiction lets people safely explore the very best and the very worst of the human condition.
  • Humor is a great way to let readers tackle painful topics like life and death without being overwhelmed by emotion.
  • Not all books need to appeal to the masses.

How We Got Our Name

Thalia Press is named for the goddess Thalia, one of the Greek muses who presided over comedy and poetry. She is often seen smiling at an untold joke, with a bugle and an actor’s mask in her hands.

In our books we try to portray the two sides of life, the good and bad, the evil and the pious, all while keeping an eye on one of the great joys of life, humor and laughter. Crime fiction doesn’t have to be grim although we’d be the last to tell you our stories aren’t full of heartache and death. But we explore themes of family, tragedy, strife, and ambition with our muse, Thalia, firmly on our shoulders, whispering raucous jokes in our ears.

At Thalia Press we try to bring you stories you can relate to, about ordinary people and some not so ordinary, about the past and how it informs us, about the way we live now. We hope you enjoy reading  our books as much as we enjoy writing them, because if we can’t entertain our Thalia we might as well dig ditches.

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