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August 2017

Thumper by Leona Illig is available now! Get your copy on Amazon or Create Space today!

Create Space: https://www.createspace.com/7206905
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Thumper-Life-Leona-Upt…/…/154698691X/

A revolution is underway and a way of life is disappearing. Growing up on a small tobacco farm in Maryland in the 1960s, a boy faces dramatic changes in his family and in the world around him. In the midst of this turmoil, a dog named Thumper barges into his life: an animal with the face of a hound, the legs of a dachshund, and a tail that can’t stop wagging. Life will never be the same.
Inspired by the author’s experiences and the unique stories of farmers in Maryland, this piece of Americana is for readers of all ages, from 9 to 90.

March 2017

The special single volume anniversary edition of Matt Galeone’s The Champion of Clarendon Ditch Trilogy is now available! Thanks & congrats to Matt for helping us mark our 5th birthday with this special edition of the first books we ever published!

Get your copy today in Print  or on Kindle 

Withered_Hosts_CoverWithered Hosts, written by Scott Bisig has been named a FINALIST for The Library Association of Rockland County (LARC) Book of the Year award which celebrates the talent of authors in Rockland County, New York. Congrats to Scott!  

Don’t miss your chance to pick up this celebrated book in Print or on Kindle!

February 2017

_ng-awards2017This year we received 11 award nominations including 8 Next Generation Indie Book Award nominations! Congratulations to all of the writers, illustrators, and teams that created these honored books! 

Fatty, written by Jenine Zimmers

The Elephant and the Birdfeeder, written by Leona Illig

Seeds of Eden, written by A.P. Watson

A Very Oberst & Valentine Christmas, written by Matt Galeone

January 2017

teaser21st  Ride is pleased to announce our 1st release of the new year: Seeds of Eden written by A.P. Watson. This is the author’s debut work and the first in her Concilium series.

Get your copy today – available in Print and on Kindle and Nook

December 2016

We’re wrapping up the year with these great events: 

  • On 12/9 (Baltimore, MD) Matt Galeone will be doing a reading of his 2nd kids book, A Very Oberst & Valentine Christmas, at Thomas Johnson Elementary.
  • On 12/10 (Baltimore, MD) Matt will be participating in a second local artist event at the Highlandtown Gallery from noon – 2pm. 
  • Also on 12/10 (Hillburn, NY) Kelly Henry has an event scheduled at the Hillburn Senior Center to read her book, Miracle. 
  • On 12/20 (Marietta, GA) Jen Katz will be reading her book, Sparky & Squeaker to the children at East Side Elementary school.
  • Also on 12/20 (Baltimore, MD) Matt will be reading his holiday children’s book to the children at St. Cashimir.

November 2016

SmallBizSatWe are big supporters of Small Business Saturday! While we are getting bigger and bigger every year, we are still so small that we are technically still considered a ‘micro’ publisher (we aren’t even big enough to be considered ‘small’ yet)! So on Nov 26th, celebrate Micro Business Saturday and shop small with us!

 

More events that you won’t want to miss! 

And in December:

  • On 12/9 (Baltimore, MD) Matt Galeone will be doing a reading of his 2nd kids book, A Very Oberst & Valentine Christmas, at Thomas Johnson Elementary.
  • On 12/10 (Baltimore, MD) Matt will be participating in a second local artist event at the Highlandtown Gallery
  • Also on 12/10 (Hillburn, NY) Kelly Henry has an event scheduled at the Hillburn Senior Center to read her book, Miracle
  • On 12/20 (Marietta, GA) Jen Katz will be reading her book, Sparky & Squeaker to the children at East Side Elementary school.
  • Also on 12/20 (Baltimore, MD) Matt will be reading his holiday children’s book to the children at St. Cashimir.

October 2016

We’re heading into the busiest time of year at 1st Ride. Check out everything we have going on and make plans to get your family out to a fun event!

Here’s what’s coming up in October:

  • On 10/25 we’ll release Kelly Henry’s 1st Kids book, Miracle
  • On 10/29 (Brooklyn, NY) Author Jenine Zimmers will be doing a reading and book signing for her book Fatty at the Bookmark Shoppe at 4pm. 

Looking ahead November is packed full too: 

September 2016

1st Ride Author Appearing at the Baltimore Book Festival! 

Getting_Home_Cover_DigitalAt 12:00pm on Sunday, Sept. 25th Kim Manuelides will be presenting at the Paws & Pages Stage at the Baltimore Book Festival! Don’t miss this chance to hear her read from her book, Getting Home: For Some Dogs it Just Isn’t Easy, and if the weather holds you might also meet the dog that inspired “Mikey” in her book. You can read about Kim on the festival webpage.

Copies will be available for purchase onsite or you can get your copy now in Print or for Kindle and Nook.

 

August 2016

co-dayHelping_Hooves_&_Hum_Cover_for_KindleAugust 1st was Colorado Day! The Centennial State is the home to our co-founder and author of Helping Hooves & Humongous Hearts: Happy Tales of Therapy Animals

Don’t miss out on your chance to pick up a copy in Print or for Kindle.

July 2016

Ray_Firefighter_PicRay Lockett, author of Into the Heat, will be speaking to rookies at a local Baltimore Fire School on Friday, July 1st, about his 29-year career as a fire fighter. They’ll hear first hand how he and his comrades saved lives and buildings, testing their skills and their teamwork with every job. If you want to know more about his harrowing and thrilling experiences be sure to pick up your copy today in Print or on Kindle

June 2016

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Accolades for Matt Galeone’s The 15th Chair Book 1: The Return keep rolling in, but we’re not too surprised since this is our most award-nominated book! Matt is hard at work on the second book in this epic trilogy (due out in 2017). If you haven’t already, pick up your copy today in print, kindle or nook

 

 

Print

We’re proud to announce our 1st children’s book release of 2016! The Elephant and the Bird Feeder, written by Leona Illig & illustrated by Elena Bisig, debuts on July 6! This beautiful chapter book set in Thailand is a modern day fable about about cooperation, compassion, & respect for nature. To learn more about this book check out the 1st Ride Kids page!

 

 

June16_Fatty Review

Fatty, by Jenine Zimmerman, has received another rave review for being a funny, touching, and thought-provoking summer indie-hit! Get your copy today on Amazon, Kindle, and Create Space.

May 2016

12107223_930911003630442_7398269976825613931_nRay Lockett’s granddaughter, Olivia, recently honored fallen firefighters including her great-grandfather, Jim Gallagher, by singing the National Anthem at the Fallen Heroes Ceremony held on Friday, May 6. The Lockett family has over 100 years of service to the Baltimore Fire Department. 1st Ride is extremely honored to know Ray and be able to help share this legacy with readers! Watch the local news clip here and pick up your copy of Into the Heat in  Print or on Kindle.

 

 

FATTYCOVERfront1st Ride is excited to announce our 1st release of 2016! Fatty by Jenine Zimmers debuts on May 25, just in time for Memorial Day weekend beach reading! Fatty is a story about the inner demons that we (bullies included) battle as we attempt to fit in, not only with others, but with ourselves. Check out more on this upcoming release in our catalog

 

 

13094152_1040860299302178_6929805909713246264_nMatt Galeone & Bethany Farrell, the creators of Oberst & Valentine Find Their Human, did a book tour to their home town of Seekonk, Massachusetts on May 5 & 6. They appeared at several schools including George R. Martin ElementaryAitken School, & Seekonk Middle School. Pick up your copy of this delightful, award-nominated Children’s book in Print and on Kindle.

April 2016

13094374_1040264729361735_7806641427596540093_nThe results from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards are in & we scored two finalist distinctions! Congratulation to “Into the Heat” by Ray Lockett (Best Memoir, Finalist) & “Helping Hooves & Humongous Hearts” by Beth Williams & Elena Bisig (Best Animals / Pets, Finalist)! We couldn’t be prouder! Purchase your copies & learn all about all of our award nominated books here

 

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Kim Manuelides, author of the award-nominated ‘Getting Home,’ will be signing books at the Maryland SPCA‘s ‘March for the Animal’s’ on April 24th from 9am – 11am at Druid Hill Park. Help her raise money for the cause here and purchase Kim’s book in Print ¦ Kindle ¦ Nook

 

Galeone_FiveMatt Galeone was a featured writer at Thomas Johnson Elementary & Middle School #84‘s Literacy Night on April 13th! Matt is the author of Oberst & Valentine Find Their Human, The 15th Chair, & The Champion of Clarendon Ditch Trilogy. His books are available on Amazon, Kindle, & here.

March 2016

OV_reviewMatt Galeone will be reading his award-nominated Oberst & Valentine Find Their Human at Greenberries Baltimore on Fri, March 25th at 10:30am as part of their special spring break week! Check out all of their special events and pick up your copy of Oberst & Valentine Find Their Human in Print and on Kindle

 

 

1stRideLogo_BookMarch is National Reading Month and today (March 2) is Read Across America Day! Come read with us! Check out our full library.

We have books in a variety of genres for all ages! Our books are available on Amazon, Kindle, the link above, and most are available on Nook. Happy Read Across America Day!

February 2016

2016 Award Noms1st Ride congratulates all of the writers & the creative teams that together have earned 15 award nominations! We couldn’t be prouder or more excited for the winner announcements this spring!

Learn more about these exceptional works on our Awards Page

 

January 2016

Kudos to Author Kim Manuelides whose book Getting Home: For Some Dogs’ It Just Isn’t Easy, was featured in an article in the Daily Record. Check out the article below:

Towson lawyer’s love of dogs leads to novel idea

GetInlineBy: Heather Cobun

Daily Record Legal Affairs Writer

December 31, 2015

Along with balancing holiday preparations and her work for a Towson real estate firm, Kimberly A. Manuelides has also spent the last month participating in book signings for her novel, “Getting Home.”

“I was just so giddy about the whole process I was like, ‘Guess what! I wrote a book!’” she said. “Everybody at the office here has been so supportive.”

Manuelides is of counsel at Sagal, Filbert, Quasney & Betten, P.A. but has been passionate about animals most of her life. She and her husband adopted an Entlebucher Sennenhund 15 years ago then adopted a second soon after.

Two recent adoptions, Bonnie and Atari, inspired “Getting Home,” which is written from the perspective of two rescue dogs and their elderly canine mentor. The book details how a difficult past can impact dogs and how they overcome traumatic experiences.

“It’s fascinating, to me, how people have reacted to” the book Manuelides said. People stop her to talk about their similar experiences with rescue animals.

“If you’ve known, even, an adopted child, it resonates,” she said.

‘I’m going to explode’

Manuelides started writing after taking Bonnie and Atari out to the park for the first time. She prepared for the worst, fearing runners, bikers and other strange things could spook the pair. But the dogs did fine and, as they returned to the car, she wondered what they were thinking.

“This dialogue just started in my head,” she said. “By the time I got home I thought, ‘If I don’t write this down, I’m going to explode.”

The elderly dog in the story is based on Sasha, who died earlier this year at 16, and was a steadying influence on Bonnie and Atari.

“It was a good way to reminisce about Sasha as she got older,” Manuelides said.

Though she wrote the book as a creative and therapeutic exercise a little more than a year ago, Manuelides said family and friends who read the manuscript recommended she look into getting it published.

Munuelides said she used her legal connections to find her eventual publisher, finding Baltimore-based 1st Ride Publishing.

Learning the ropes

The process has been fascinating for a first-time author, and Manuelides said she learned a lot about the industry from going through the editing and publishing process.

The training club and agility class where Manuelides takes her dogs hosted impromptu signings for the book, which was released at the end of October, and the publisher has held several signings for Manuelides, occasionally with other authors.

Manuelides is donating the profits from the book. Money from the first run of 100 copies went to the Ohio-based animal rescue where Bonnie and Atari were taken off “death row.” Remaining profits will be distributed to local animal charities, Manuelides said.

Manuelides said she hopes readers see the emotional journey dogs take when they have multiple homes and problems socializing. She began work on a sequel recently based on other rescue dogs she knows.

“They’re going to love you, but they’re also probably going to be scared of you and come with a lot of baggage you will need to deal with,” she said.

December 2015

Slide1Don’t miss your chance to see more 1st Ride Authors at their December Events:

  • (Vermont) Dec 4 – Bethany Farrell will be doing a reading at Evergreen Preschool.
  • (Vermont) Dec 5 – Bethany Farrell will be selling her book and some hand-crafted items at the Vergennes Union Elementary School craft fair. 
  • (Maryland) Dec 6 – Kim Manuelides will be doing a book reading and signing at the Mt. Airy PetValu from 2-4pm.
  • (Maryland) Dec 10 – Matt Galeone will be doing a book reading and signing at Play Cafe from 3;30-4:30pm. 

 

November 2015

Our Authors are staying busy this holiday season! Don’t miss your opportunity to go hear a reading of their book or get a signed copy! 

  • HG_BmoreAuthors(Maryland) Nov 6-8th – Ray Lockett will have a table at the Maryland Irish Festival at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium Maryland.
  • (Vermont) Nov 19th – Bethany Farrell will be reading to the Kindergarten – 3rd Grade classes at Vergennes Elementary School.

 

 

  • Livining Classrooms 2015_11_20 02(Maryland) Nov 20th – Matt Galeone will be reading his children’s book for the Living
    Classroom Afterschool BUGS program at 2:30pm.
  • (Maryland) Nov 21st – The Highlandtown Gallery event spotlights local authors and their works. All three Baltimore 1st Ride authors will be available for a meet and greet and book signing from noon-3pm.
  • (Maryland) Nov 22nd –  Ray Lockett will have a table at the Fire Department Union Hall during the Raven’ s game against the St. Louis Rams at 1pm.
  • (Vermont) Nov 28th – Bethany Farrell will be featured at an event at The Daily Chocolate  which will include a special Hot Chocolate bar from Noon – 2pm. 

 

Oberst__Valentine_F_Cover_for_Kindle1st Ride’s 1st author, Matt Galeone, has released his 1st Kids book!!! Oberst & Valentine Find Their Human is a delightful tale of his two cats rescued from a Baltimore area shelter. Their hilarious antics are beautifully illustrated by Matt’s childhood friend, Bethany Farrell.  

Available in Print and on Kindle. Pick up your copy today!

 

 

October 2015

Getting_Home_Cover_DigitalOn Oct 28th, 1st Ride released its third book of the year: a heartwarming tale of two rescue dogs and how they found a safe and loving home. Getting Home: For Some Dogs, It Just Isn’t Easy, was written by 1st time Author, Kimberly Manuelides and is a fictionalized version of a true story. Her two pups, who had been deemed fear aggressive by animal control, were miraculously saved by a Maryland based dog rescue. This book beautifully chronicles how for dogs with a difficult past, it is not as simple as walking away and transforming into a perfect, trusting, obedient companion. A dog’s love may be unconditional, but a dog’s respect and trust are earned. Pick up your copy today Print ¦ Kindle ¦ Nook

 

ITH_REVIEW_11st Ride is thrilled to announce the publication of our 1st Memoir, Into the Heat: Fighting Fires in Baltimore City, by 29-year firefighter and 1st time Author, Ray Lockett. This is a gripping book about the real-world experience of firefighters and is complimented by stunning photos from photographer Jim Keefe. This book is already receiving great reviews – pick up your copy today in Print

September 2015

LOGO-I-AM-QUIXOTE-45Congratulations to Author Cristel Orrand for being selected as a featured reader at a festival honoring the 400th anniversary of the publication of El Quixote! The event is on Nov 23rd, the International Day of Words, in Raleigh, NC!

She has recently re-releasd her debut novel, The Amalgamist, with bonus content including an introduction by the author and a preview of her next book Khayal, due out this November!  Get a copy of the second edition in PrintKindle or Nook

August 2015

Amalgamist_ReviewAuthor Cristel Orrand is doing a give-away! Facebook users can enter to win a signed copy of the her first novel, The Amalgamist, as well as two handcrafted ornaments –an amulet & piece of jewelry– from Turkey, the primary setting of the book! The Amalgamist is available in PrintKindle or Nook

To Enter go to the 1st Ride Facebook page and find one of our Give-Away Posts:
1. LIKE the post
2. COMMENT on the post
3. TAG a friend
4. SHARE the post.
Giveaway closes 8/15 at midnight eastern. 

 

CB_Issue1_teaser1st Ride is excited to introduce you to our newest family member, illustrator-extraordinaire – Michael Dee! He’s working hard on the upcoming graphic novels based on Matt Galeone’s trilogy, The Champion of Clarendon Ditch. This is just a preview of his talent. Truly, we can’t wait to see Matt’s story come alive through Michael’s work. The Champion of Clarendon Ditch graphic novels debut later this year.

Catch up now on all of Matt’s work before the comic book comes out!  Available in print, kindle or on nook!

July 2015

BmoreGuide_July2015Check out this outstanding article in the The Baltimore Guide where author Matt Galeone discusses his books, upcoming comic book series, & charity work in his community!  

Copies of all of Matt’s books are available in print, kindle or on nook!

 

June 2015

DSC080901st time author, Beth Williams, got together with therapeutic rider Sofia who inspired her recently released book, Helping Hooves & Humongous Hearts: Happy Tales of Therapy Animals. Beth had a chance to watch Sofia ride and they worked together to groom Sofia’s horse. They even managed to snap a quick picture at the end! 

Check out Sofia’s website where she sells handmade crafts at SO Beads

Copies of the book are available in Print or for Kindle..

May 2015

11262481_862913143763562_6442027199369427664_nThe results are in from the various independent publishing awards organizations and we couldn’t be prouder! 14 nominations, 2 finalist distinctions, and a win for best 1st book from a new author! Congratulations to all of our nominees, finalists, winners, and the teams behind them.

To purchase your copies of these celebrated novels check out the links below: 

Withered Hosts available in Print and on Kindle.

The 15th Chair: Book 1: The Journey available in print, kindle or nook

The Amalgamist available in Print, Kindle or Nook

 

 April 2015

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1st Ride Kids is excited to announce the 1st release of 2015 is Patricia Perrin’s delightful book, Willoughby’s Itchy Twitchy Whiskers. This story, which features Patricia’s own dog, is a sweet story about learning to make good choices. Get your copy now in Print and on Kindle 

 

March 2015

Amalgamist in TurkeyAuthor Cristel Orrand spent several years growing up living in Turkey and Jordan and her childhood experiences in the Middle East inspired and informed much of her novel, The Amalgamist. Now, in a quirky turn of fate, a copy of Cristel’s book has traveled to the very place where it originated – Turkey! Many thanks to Cristel and her friend Hailey for making this happen. Don’t miss your chance to meet Miri and the rest of the characters in this novel that spans the globe!

 

 

The_15th_Chair_Cover_Final1st Ride is proud to announce that Matt Galeone’s newest book, The 15th Chair: Book 1: The Journey was selected to be a finalist for an additional award honoring great cover design! A judging committee from the Eric Hoffer award hand pick a select group of books nominated for other awards to be finalists for the da Vinci Eye award for outstanding covers. Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard on this book and the cover, most especially to Matt himself and the artist, Tracie Schmidt! Get your copy of this award nominated book on print , kindle or nook!!

February 2015

Its official: Matt Galeone’s The Champion of Clarendon Ditch, the trilogy that started it all back in 2012, is being turned into a series of graphic novels! The first issue is due out before the end of 2015 – stay tuned for more news about this exciting project!

 January 2015

SS_Review_Feb2015Jen Katz’s Sparky & Squeaker was recently featured on the online children’s program Storytime Live! Check it out at the link below.  Purchase your copy  of this delightful children’s book and all 1st Ride Kids books on Amazon, Kindle, or here

 

 

 

Awards_2014The award nominations are rolling in! Four 1st Ride Authors have had their books nominated for several different awards! Congratulations to the writers & creative teams at 1st Ride that have earned 13 book award nominations!

December 2014

WH_ReviewCongratulations to Scott Bisig, author of the thriller Withered Hosts, who has been inducted into the Horror Writers Association! This is a tremendous accomplishment for a first time rider and an unprecedented honor for 1st Ride! Way to go Scott! Be sure to pick up a copy of his debut novel.

November 2014

Highlandtown Gallery Events1st Ride is a supporter and member of the Small Business Saturday movement! This year Small Business Saturday is Nov 29th. Matt Galeone will be doing a talk and book signing at The Highlandtown Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland at 2pm to celebrate the day. If you are in the area, please come by and remember to Shop Small on Nov 29th! You can also buy Matt’s books in advance of the event in print , kindle or on nook!

 

Willoughby_Cover1st Ride Kids author, Patricia Perrin, will be appearing at the Rhode Island Authors Expo in West Warwick this Saturday, November 8th. If you live in the area be sure to stop by and pick up copies of her book, The Special Beat of Ordinary Feet and learn more about her upcoming release, Willoughby’s Whiskers!  

 

October 2014

Withered_Hosts_CoverJust in time for Halloween 1st Ride Publishing releases its first horror novel: Withered Hosts, by Scott Bisig! Readers are already leaving great reviews of this thriller:

“… pulls you in from page one, you cannot put it down.”

“NOT for the faint of heart, I have not slept in days!”

“The characters and story haunt you long after you read the last page.”

Pick up you copy today – available in Print and on Kindle.

September 2014

The_15th_Chair_Cover_FinalFans of the Champion of Clarendon Ditch trilogy rejoice as author Matt Galeone releases his new novel The 15th Chair –  Book 1 – The Journey. This book begins a new trilogy that continues the story of Kerri, Liam, Rachel, Tony and the rest of the Alliance as they work to save their rebuilding nation from new threats.  This is a must read for newcomers and fan alike! Pick up your copy today!

August 2014

The_Amalgamist_Cover_for_Kindle1st Ride releases its second book of the year – The Amalgamist by 1st time author Cristel Orrand is now available in print and on Kindle and Nook! This story about love, travel, and self discovery is a great end of summer read! Pick up your copy today and North Carolinians keep your eyes open for opportunities to meet Cristel in person at some of her upcoming author signings! 

 

July 2014

Chasing_the_Surface_CoverWe are pleased to announce that Rob Edward’s third book, Chasing the Surface, is now available! Chasing the Surface is the sequel to the much beloved An Image of Us. It is the continuation of a journey that takes a fervent and poignant look at what it means to love beyond the boundaries of mortality, and at the strength demanded to trust one another… and ourselves. Pick up your copy today!

June 2014

NCAS_Logo_primary_v_c1st Ride Publishing is pleased to announce that Robert G. Edwards will be donating a portion of his royalties from his third book, Chasing the Surface, in support of the Autism Society of North Carolina. Not only is this a great summer read, but it supports a great cause! 

May 2014

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Our Authors, Jen Katz and Patricia Perrin have been busy busy busy promoting their books through live appearances at schools and libraries! Jen had the amazing opportunity to read her book at Montebello Elementary in NY, the elementary school she attended as a child! Patricia read her book at the Western Coventry School in RI. We are so proud that our authors are getting out into their communities and Jen_Montbelloencouraging a love of books and reading in the younger generations!

 

 

April 2014

CD Nov 1Matthew Galeone spent an afternoon with the Middle and High School students of the Crossroads Coop in Baltimore talking about his books, the process of writing them and the trials and tribulations of the editing process! It was an incredible event and both Matt and the students left feeling energized and motivated. Thanks Matt for inspiring the next generation of authors! 

March 2014

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Patricia Perrin, 1st Ride author and illustrator of the wonderful book, The Special Beat of Ordinary Feet, was featured in an article in the March edition of the North Kingstown View Magazine‏. The article celebrates Patricia’s accomplishment getting her book published and the process of creating the story.

 February 2014

Jen_SchoolReading_Feb20141st Ride Author Jen Katz does a reading of her book Sparky & Squeaker at a local elementary school. The event was a great opportunity for the children to hear a wonderful story and learn more about the creative process of being an author. Plus, Jen signed every single copy that was purchased! Nice work Jen!

January 2014

1st Ride author Matt Galeone was recently featured in an article in the Patterson Park newsletter highlighting his first trilogy The Champion of Clarendon Ditch! This was great press for 1st Ride and a true celebration of what Matt has accomplished. Congratulations Matt!

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November 2013

The Friends of Patterson Park

1st Ride is proud to announce a partnership between author Matt Galeone and local Baltimore non-profit organization, The Friends of Patterson Park! Through the end of the year Galeone will donate 5% of the royalties from sales of his first trilogy, The Champion of Clarendon Ditch, to this worthwhile organization. Learn more about the Holiday Charity Campaign and how you can participate.

October 2013

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Patricia Perrin’s sweet story about appreciating what is unique about each of us is now available from 1st Ride Kids! Be sure to pick up your print copy today! 

1stRideLogo-Kids

1st Ride is thrilled to announce the opening of 1st Ride Enterprise’s 3rd division, 1st Ride Kids! 1st Ride Kids is our children’s literature publishing house. 1st Ride Kids will be releasing its 1st book, The Special Beat of Ordinary Feet, written and illustrated by Patricia Perrin, on Oct 30th!

May 2013

Purple Meadow Release

1st Ride Publishing is excited to announce the release of Robert G. Edwards second book, Purple Meadow!

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1st Ride Publishing is honored to present the cover art for Robert G. Edwards forthcoming book, An Image of Us!

April 2013

An Image of Us_Announcement

1st Ride Publishing is thrilled to announce that the first book by author Robert G. Edwards will be released late May 2013! This tenderly written, emotionally charged love story will challenge readers to question just how far they would travel, how much they would sacrifice for a chance at redemption.

Book 3_Concept Art 1

1st Ride Publishing announces the release of never before seen concept art from the Champion of Clarendon Ditch Series! These images were strong contenders for the cover of Book 3: The Champion! We are honored to be working with artist, Tracie Schmidt. Her creative savvy keeps us in awe and reaffirms why 1st Ride was created. To support incredible talent and inspire others to pursue their dreams!

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