Phila*lalia 2015

We are excited to be a part of Phila*lalia, Philadelphia’s own independent press and handmade book & art fair! This is our second year in a row of joining and we are excited to be  among the awesome and creative poets, writers, and presses who are a part of the festivities.

Come find us on Saturday, September 19th, starting at 12:00 pm @ Temple University’s The Tyler School of Art.


Can you talk a bit about the title of your book, The Hearts of Vikings
There’s a passage in Helen Keller’s autobiography where she’s talking about being in a sailboat with some friends when suddenly the sky turns dark and the water gets choppy and the boat is being thrown around on huge waves and knocked around by the wind. It turns into a big storm. And she writes, “Our hearts beat fast, and our hands trembled with excitement, not fear; for we had the hearts of vikings, and we knew that our skipper was master of the situation.” I loved the fierce bravery of “vikings”. And the confidence and sense of adventure. I was thinking about how you grow a heart like that.

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The Hearts of Vikings is here!

Hearts of Vikings - Lesley Yalen - cover

We are so very excited that The Hearts of Vikings has finally arrived! If you pre-ordered a copy or two during our fundraiser, you should receive them in the mail by next week.

If you want to order a copy now, please do so by clicking on “shop” above.

For review copies, please send your address to editors <at> naturalhistorypress <dot> com.

With Love,

Natalie and Jon

Proofs for Yalen’s The Hearts of Vikings have Arrived!

Heart of Vikings - cover proofThings are getting exciting at Natural History Press! Yesterday we received the proofs for Lesley Yalen’s The Hearts of Vikings. That means it won’t be too much longer before we’ve got the real thing on our hands. All obvious bias aside, this book is fantastic and we are really proud to have it as part of our catalog. Huge thanks to Lesley and to all of our supporters!