Minted Prose Children’s, Science Fiction, and Travel Books
Find your next adventure. The book is just the beginning.
Our offerings in science fiction reveal the wonder of science.
Our travel books show how life can be an adventure.
Our children’s stories celebrate people, animals, and their dreams.
I founded Minted Prose in 2003. I had just gotten married and moved to New York City with two dogs and a potpourri of trailing memorabilia. I entered a private library and museum of sorts.
My husband P.J. was an aspiring science fiction writer and avid traveler. He had told me that as a professor he had completed his education by reading stacks of architecture, Greco-Roman history, and modern history at the library one hundred feet from his office. And I believed him, especially because his place, and now mine, too, was overflowing with volumes of this and that.
He had also gathered up artifacts, ranging from tradition robes of the Hmong people in the mountains against China and fossils from the Green River Formation in Wyoming, to a conglomeration of pictures filling the walls. I soon joined him on numerous exploits, where I too had begun to add to the collection, both in artifacts and in books. My contribution alone soon numbered into the hundreds. Out of this experience, I realized the value of an eclectic life.
Our science fiction, children’s and travel book readers share our curiosity and are always enthusiastic. It’s a brotherhood and sisterhood of the aspiring, often later in life, when the slings and arrows have abated a bit. Like us, they’re “future seekers,” “dog fanciers,” and “wander lusters” seeking a bit of wonder, adventure, and dreams.
Naturally we serve up unique books, but also seek to fill out the cultural millieu. We want to surprise and delight you with multimedia content. We’ve also aligned with whom we think is the best tour guide in Europe for specialized journeys.