A Small Press Life describes both my creative philosophy and artistic path. I have chosen, as a writer of both non-fiction and prose, to create and publish solely in the Small Press world. This is a natural and very deliberate choice on my part, born of passionate principle,personality and proclivity. I support independent publications, mine and those of others. In so doing, I am following humbly and gratefully in the footsteps of many outstanding writers and poets.
As with Robert McAlmon or Ernest Walsh, I am not content to simply chase my unfettered muse: I like to include others in the ride. Living A Small Press Life is about taking matters into your own hands. It is embracing the necessity to jump in and get dirty, on behalf of yourself and others.-Mae.

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  1. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Here is the link:

    πŸ™‚ Elisa


    • It was my pleasure! I cannot take the credit for Fuel for My Jetpack, Mead for My Dragon, though. My other contributor, KM Scott, writes that series. I will definitely pass on your compliment.


  2. I love this. I really really love this. Getting dirty on behalf of yourself and others… I think that’s just great. Oh, and the name of your site, “One Track Muse” makes me smile. I am getting close to needing new books to read and when that happens, I will be back to find some delightful reads, I’m sure.

    Thanks and have a great day,


  3. Thank you for deciding to follow my blog. I hope you enjoy the posts. But I actually hope something else happens. I hope they support your life choices. I hope they encourage you to continue your pursuit of what you have outlined on this page. When we take matters into our own hands then we retain the power. We control the direction. We get to live with the terms of our liking.

    Sorry to rant, but the older I get the more I am convinced most of us are doing it wrong. We seriously need to reflect on how we live our life and what choices we make in the process. Those choices have far reaching affects, even if it is only purchasing a pack of mints. Little decisions add up.

    If you have a moment, check out http://www.homelessmuseum.org/. You may already be aware of this guy, Filip Noterdaeme, but he is turning heads with how he is taking art to the street. I am so captivated by what he is doing that we are rethinking many ideas and concepts at our company LifeRevelation.

    Be encouraged!


    • You are welcome! Thank you for your kind words. I agree with every word of your ‘rant,’ so no apology is necessary. I would never have had the courage to do in my twenties what I am attempting to do now. It is a brave new world of my own making, and one I only wish I could have forged sooner. But better now than never.

      I had never heard of the homeless museum, or its creator. I just spent a few minutes tooling around the site and am already quite intrigued. I have bookmarked it so I can return in a day or two when I have more time. Thanks for the link.


    • Thanks! It’s a photograph of Solita Solano and Djuna Barnes taken in Paris (1922). It is one of my all-time favourite images of writers.

      You are welcome. I plan on stopping by your blog again soon.


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    • Will do! Just so you don’t think it is spam, the e-mail I will contact you with is: onetrackmuse@gmail.com.

      No, worries. I love anticipation; it is one of my favourite activities. Yes, I figured that you were about to jet off to London. Have fun, and be safe! Thanks again. πŸ™‚


    • First of all, thank you so much! I really appreciate it. As a funny aside, I “liked” your post (after reading it, I swear) and didn’t even see my own name/blog on there! I am so out of it with the ‘flu, that is my excuse!


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  7. Honestly, I adore this all so much. Please continue everything you are doing Mae, it’s not just admirable in principle.


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  9. Hello Mae,
    I’ve come aboard by way of Christy (Words for the Weekend). She thought I would enjoy your work and she was right! I’ve only had the chance to skim, so far, but I already have comments to leave and will return to some of your posts shortly. You will find that I share an interest in the “old” with my other blog Vintage Book Fairy.
    Looking forward to following.


  10. As someone who has experienced giants and conglomerates in other areas of my career, I have since chosen my own small press (lower case) path and love it for all its challenges and its rewards. So I commend you for your forward thinking and independence!


    • Thank you, truly! It definitely has its unique pitfalls and rewards, but I can honestly say that I would not have it another way. Best of look to you one your chosen path.


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    • Thank you so much! Strictly speaking, I no longer really accept awards but I always appreciate and acknowledge them. It means a lot that you nominated me. Thanks again!


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    • Oh, thanks so much for thinking of me! I really do appreciate the nod. I’d accept awards if I had more time, as I am always truly grateful! πŸ™‚


  14. I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award. Your poetry is quite wonderful and the feel of your blog a good place to come and be for a while. I hope you accept. There is a logo you can put on your blog if you like and suggestion to post a post about it if you want. This isn’t associated with any organisation that I know just something bloggers are doing to recognize blogs they like. Please let me know and I can get everything over to you πŸ™‚


  15. Hi Mae
    You have the most beautiful look to your blog; the photos are heart-meltingly good and I have been quite riveted to the screen.


  16. Hello Maedez πŸ™‚ I send you this post because I really like your blog!
    If you want to accept this nomination, go to the site below for details.


    Note: as a fairly new blogger I have understood that the nomination is only meant to be an encouragement and a nice way to make your favorite bloggers known via your blog site – and of course it’s okay not to participate, but I hope you will πŸ™‚


  17. Hi, this is your mystery book loving friend (don’t know how else to describe myself LOL) Anyhoo, looks like you have a great looking site. I also love old movies, I’ve always felt they have more character and that the black and white films are much more descriptive and “real” than color if that makes any sense.

    I feel the proper use of shadows makes all the difference.Great site I can’t wait to dive deeper into your content.


    • Thanks so much for your kind words. I really appreciate them. If you love old movies, I have a sister site that is right up your alley. Fontandfrock.com. I don’t give it as much love as ASPL (although that is about to change). Have a great week!


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