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  • Borgo Publishing | Independent Book Publisher | Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    Welcome to Borgo Publishing , an independent book publisher offering a variety of book production options. We can design your book interior and cover, as well as provide additional services (editorial, illustration, proofreading, indexing, and photography) to complete your project. With 35 years of book design experience, we keep on top of current trends in the industry to increase the market value of each book. Most importantly, we provide an outlet for non-profits to tell their stories at a very competitive rate. ​ Borgo Publishing has all of its books available at Ernest & Hadley Booksellers, 1928 7th Street, Tuscaloosa. They would be happy to send copies of these books to you by contacting easty@ernestandhadleybooks.com ​ If you are interested in publishing a book through Borgo, please see the information we will need about your book on the Contact page. Frontlist Kudzu on the Ivory Tower From the Backwoods to an Academic Career in the Deep, Deep South Evan Peacock ​ ​ August 2021 List Price: $22.95 PB 268 pages, full color text ​ Educated meets Dispatches from Pluto , but with more explosions. The story of an unlikely journey from a poverty-stricken upbringing in the Mississippi backwoods to a career in academic archaeology. Along the way one encounters homemade cannons, untethered nuclear bombs, zombie cheeseburgers, country music sycophants, demonic rodents, screaming wood, mechanical butts, grease sandwiches, ancient artifacts, and the deleterious consequences of racist thinking. Ultimately a story of love, family, and the redemptive power of education, Kudzu on the Ivory Tower is "a mélange of Franklin's Autobiography , Rousseau's Confessions , Chateaubriand's Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb , and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." borgopublishing.com amazon.com Still Rambling at Sixty-Nine An Archaeologist's Memoir Ian W. Brown ​ ​ July 2021 List Price: $17.95 PB 148 pages, full color text ​ When Ian W. Brown retired in June of 2020, the Covid 19 pandemic was running rampant. The isolation that resulted from abrupt social distancing provided him with ample time to contemplate a life of doing archaeology in an academic setting, and how this came to pass. In sixteen essays he muses upon growing up in the late 20th century, touching upon subjects as wide ranging as "Home (A Short Story)," "Early Work," "Confessions of a Book Buyer," "Academia (I never Planned to be a College Professor)," "Games and Sports, a Preparation for Life)," "Life's Incidentals: The Drive-In Theater, The Circus, and the Fair," "The Point of Dancing," "What Do I Believe?" and many more, ending with his personal assessment of "2020-The Year of the Pandemic." ​ ​ borgopublishing.com amazon.com Flashes of Life True Tales of the Extraordinary Ordinary Pamela S. Wight ​ ​ May 2021 List Price: $14.95 PB 140 pages, b/w text ​ Wow! Life goes by in a flash. Philosophers and mystics ponder the mystery of these flashes. Pamela Wight writes about life flashes in her short stories that include family and friends, love and life’s challenges. Wight’s “Flash Memoir” promotes the belief that we all share sparks of the extraordinary that occur in our everyday life. Each short story is true and brings a smile of recognition to her readers: that life transports and enthralls us in all its confusing, amusing, challenging, and astonishing ways. Each story is light-hearted and short – like a flash – but be prepared for a page-turner that keeps you in your seat, smiling. ​ ​ borgo publishing.com epub book amazon.com Behind Glass in Russia, 1992 An Archaeologist's Journal Ian W. Brown ​ ​ Fall 2020 List Price: $20.00 PB 116 pages, full color text ​ In September of 1992, less than a year after the collapse of the Soviet Union, an archaeological delegation sponsored by People to People International ventured into Russia. The author maintained a detail journal of their activities as they explored regions stretching from St. Petersburg to Novgorod and into the steppes and the Northern Caucasus Mountains. This was an important time of transition for Russia, when things were not quite what they were like under the previous Soviet regime and certainly not at all like what exists two decades into the new millennium. ​ ​ borgopublishing.com ernest&hadleybooks.com amazon.com The Quiet Heart A Foundational Guide to Inner Healing and Deliverance Susan Bowman ​ March 1, 2020 List Price: $12.95 PB 148 pages ​ Proverbs 4:23 warns us to guard the heart with all diligence because the springs of life flow from it. But what is this heart the Bible speaks of? How can it be guarded? What are springs of life? Recent developments in the fields of neurocardiology and psychology are supplying answers to these questions. And, as unlikely as it may seem, the latest scientific developments support what the Bible has long proclaimed—that whatever is believed within the human heart determines the course of a person’s life. Weaving together science, psychology and scripture, The Quiet Heart , explains how God designed the human heart and how that design has been hijacked as a result of the fall. The author, a seasoned prayer minister, offers field-tested tools and strategies to help you discover what is hidden in your heart. It teaches how to recover your heart and train it to align with God’s truth so that you may enjoy a healthy and meaningful relationship with Him. Topics include the human spirit, soul and heart; the fall and deliverance; spiritual warfare; generational considerations; learning to hear from God and more. This gentle and practical guide to inner healing and deliverance offers step-by-step instructions along with written prayers. Thoughtful research, combined with years of experience, makes The Quiet Heart a must read for those seeking peace with God, themselves and others. ​ Signed copies available at Ernest & Hadley Booksellers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ​ ​ ​ borgopublishing.com ernest&hadleybooks.com amazon.com

  • Evan Peacock | borgopublishing

    Evan Peacock's Book Kudzu on the Ivory Tower From the Backwoods to an Academic Career in the Deep, Deep South ​ ​ August 2021 List Price: $22.95 PB 268 pages, full color text Educated meets Dispatches from Pluto , but with more explosions. The story of an unlikely journey from a poverty-stricken upbringing in the Mississippi backwoods to a career in academic archaeology. Along the way one encounters homemade cannons, untethered nuclear bombs, zombie cheeseburgers, country music sycophants, demonic rodents, screaming wood, mechanical butts, grease sandwiches, ancient artifacts, and the deleterious consequences of racist thinking. Ultimately a story of love, family, and the redemptive power of education, Kudzu on the Ivory Tower is "a mélange of Franklin's Autobiography , Rousseau's Confessions , Chateaubriand's Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb , and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ." ​ borgopublishing.com amazon.com About The Author Evan Peacock was born in the Delta and reared in the backwoods hill country of north-central Mississippi, where as often as not he could be found on a creekbank with a cane fishing pole in his hands. Creek fishing not being an especially lucrative enterprise, he followed a stint in the military with a succession of blue-collar jobs, most of which included manual labor, a strong inducement to pursue a college education. Evan obtained a B.A. degree in Anthropology at Mississippi State University (MSU) in 1988 and a M.S. degree in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy at the University of Sheffield, England, in 1990. Following employment as a professional archaeologist in the private sector and with the U.S. Forest Service, he earned a Ph.D. in Archaeology at Sheffield in 1999, after which he took a faculty position in Anthropology at MSU, whence he retired in 2018. Evan is author of approximately one hundred scholarly works and has written pieces for the public that have appeared in venues such as Mississippi Outdoors, Forest Perspectives, and Hobo Pancakes . His book Mississippi Archaeology Q&A (University Press of Mississippi, 2005) has received wide acclaim.

  • Borgo Publishing Publications

    Publications Mystery. Bill Fitts He Needed Killing He Needed Killing Too She Needed Killing The Deacon Needed Killing Who Needed Killing? Two Needed Killing True Crime. Donald Brown Mr. X and Mr. Y, 2016 Gruesome! A Novel Drawn from True Crime, 2014 Archaeology and Gravestone Studies. Ian Brown Second Creek Archaeology, 2019 (with Daniel LaDue) ​ Marking Graves in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama: The Musings of a Teacher, 2016 ​ ​ The Petite Anse Project: Archaeological Investigations along the West-central Coast of Louisiana 1978–1979, 2015 Time Travelers in England: American in Search of Salt, 2014. The Red Hills of Essex, 2013. Above and Beyond the Pale: A Portrait of Life and Death in Ireland, 2013. Bottle Creek Reflections: The Personal Side of Archaeology in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta , 2012. ​ Travel. Ian Brown Time Travelers in England: American in Search of Salt, 2014. The Red Hills of Essex, 2013. Fantasy/Science Fiction. Erich Wildgrube IV The Empress and the Archer, 2018 The Empress's Quest , 2020 Journalism. Donald Brown On Deadline: Columns by a Southern Editor, Relevant Today, 2015. Gothic Romance. Jana O'Brien Granger's Girl, 2017. Teague Road , 2018. ​ William Edward Myer Edited by Donald B. Ball Stone Age Man in the Middle South and Other Writings, 2014. Donald B. Ball Chiefdom on Cumberland: The History and Evolution of Middle Tennessee Archaeology, 2015. David M. Johnson, Jr. Alabama's Prehistoric Indians and Artifacts , 2017. Second Edition, 2019 Ian Brown and Vincas P. Steponaitis The Peabody Man: Jeffrey P. Brain, 2010. Memoirs. Ian Brown Still Rambling at Sixty-Nine , 2021. Evan Peacock Kudzu on the Ivory Tower, 2021. Children's Books. Susan D. Lambert Clarence the Clam, 2013. Pamela S. Wight Illustrated by Shelley A. Steinle Birds of Paradise, 2017. Molly Finds Her Purr, 2019. Vikki Grodner Illustrated by Melissa Schultz-Jones Baby, 2018. Paula Wildgrube ​ To CATch a Thief , 2019.

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