HMI is set to publish more local authors in 2021.

 Following the first book published by HMI, “A DUCK NAMED PUDDLES”, by Susie Singer, Cathy Swarmer is working with more authors to produce even more local books and help Cameron County related books to be printed and on the sales shelf.
This service is growing in popularity and is of great benefit to local Cameron Countians who have written books, but until now, had no way to get them under cover. HMI provides the knowledge of layout and submission to Barnes and Noble Press for printing. HMI also will receive 50 cents for the charity from each book sold.
A new book titled, “The First 17 Years Are the Hardest”, written as an Emporium High School English assignment in April,1949, is the next Cameron County book to come off the press. The Author is very special to the HMI founder. Ken Ostrum wrote the essay and this unique autobiography, in Ken’s own teenage words, with pictures from Cameron County, is being printed by Barnes and Noble Press. If you want to be listed for pre-order, click here to be added to the list. https://forms.gle/QvMtnCqCxMkaeXz78
A new Children’s story book called, “The Mysterious Monster on Gingerbread Lane”, is written and illustrated by Author, Barbara Ryan, and will be published by HMI, available by February 14. Pre-order list can be found at this link: https://forms.gle/XMqLjMbuFYgQTxWh6

In addition to books on demand for print, the HMI Website is now posting pictures of the most beautiful county in the nation (Cameron) that are taken by local Hometown Photographers.
It seems as though, HMI has hit on a way to help encourage our hometown mentors, while putting to use valuable talents in teaching website design and how to self publish.
If you have questions about how to get your pictures or your manuscript published or posted (Cameron County related) email Cathy Swarmer at: cathys15834@hometownmentors.org
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