We are a micro press based in Carstairs, Alberta, on a mission to create Canadian content for Canadian kids.
There are so many great Canadians, past and present. We want our kids to know about them. We want them to see Canada in their story books – our landscapes, historic places, national treasures. We want our kids to laugh, cry, dance, learn and be inspired. We aim to plant the seeds of imagination so they go on to do good things and be great people.
The world needs more Canada, for sure. But Canada could use more Canada too!
MEET THE TEAM
Our owner and publisher, Ayesha Clough, is a recovering news reporter with a Masters in Journalism and a career high of working for BBC News in London, England. She lives in an eccentric shed in Carstairs with her husband, their five-year-old cowpoke, and Maple, the world’s sweetest dog. Their three horses get the fancy barn and run of the property.
Lia Golemba, our Creative Director, is an artistic genius who hasn’t met a medium she can’t work in. Recognized as the Airdrie Professional Artist of the Year in 2019, her talents span design, illustration, fashion and fine art. She burns through computers, as well as the midnight oil. Lia has dual degrees in education and design. She lives in Airdrie with her husband, two lively boys, and a pug called Jax.
Frank Dabbs, our Editor-in-Chief is an author, editor, columnist and grandpapa. A veteran of the Calgary business and political scene, he's a big thinker and dab hand at story telling. He splits his time between Didsbury and Calgary, pursuing his two great loves – books and family.
We are supported by family and friends. Some have put up their own money to help get us going. Nobody’s getting a paycheck until you start buying our books. So please, buy one for yourself and everyone you know! It’s how we’ll make more quality books for Canadian kids.
A huge shoutout to Jeananne Kirwin from Kirwin LLP for supporting us on the legal side. And to the Elders, librarians, teachers and subject matter experts who give freely of their time and expertise. Amazing things happen when you do something worthwhile.