Something Different for Valentine's Day!

Can we truly love others if we don't first love ourselves? Self-love and development of self are life-long processes, and we need help! The Mud & The Lotus: A Workbook and Guide for Students of Yoga by Courtney Denise Butler is a ready resource that can help you prime many areas of your life, whether or not you are taking a step toward teacher training or simply want to deepen your practice. Teacher training costs thousands, but Butler packs life-changing knowledge into a book that costs only about $35. 

Order The Mud & The Lotus before Valentine’s Day and get a jumbo sample class card ($6) free. 

You’ll discover perspective-changing reading, such as a look at the 8 limbs of yoga and how they apply to your life. Fitting as we enter Valentine season, is considering the Yama (Limb 1) of Aparigraha, or Non-Attachment:

Some attachments are necessary, of course, as we are attached to our own family members and those we love. We need certain things in our lives like food, clothing, and shelter. However, do we place an emphasis on having things a certain way or do we know we are important and worthy without ‘things’? ... that we can go on in spite of loss? ... these are great questions to ask oneself: Am I doing this because of my fear of unworthiness? Do I feel I need to be a certain type of person to receive love? If I didn’t have this or that (clothes, car, man or woman, status, etc.), would I feel whole?” ~Courtney Denise Butler


My furry Valentine, sweet fuzzy Valentine . . . Order Home Sweet Home:  Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories by Grace Vest through Friday 2/9 and it will be mailed or hand-delivered with a handmade Valentine like those shown here, featuring one of the rescues from the book captured by photographer Whitney Bower. Also, $1 of every purchase through Friday will be donated to Rock City Rescue. Now that’s puppy love! 

THV 11 This Morning Hosts Grace Vest + Rocky and Judy Ostroski

This morning, THV 11 hosted HOME SWEET HOME: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories author Grace Vest, and Judy and Rocky Ostroski. Rocky was rescued from an attic following Hurricane Katrina by Judy’s husband Steve, who was in the National Guard and deployed to New Orleans when he found Rocky. Our small, local press appreciates THV 11 for the opportunity to share incredible rescue stories like Rocky’s, and to highlight Grace’s project to draw attention to rescue dogs needing homes across Arkansas.

Join us at Hillcrest HarvestFest this Saturday!

Join us in Little Rock this weekend for Hillcrest HarvestFest!

Come to our Et Alia booth and:

  • Meet The Mud & The Lotus: A Guide and Workbook for Students of Yoga author Courtney Denise Butler. Courtney can sign your book and talk to you about all things yoga, yoga business, and writing.  
  • Purchase your just-released copies of Home Sweet Home: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories, with $1 from every book sold to be donated to Rock City Rescue. You'll want to stock up early on this book that is sure to be a favorite of the holiday season. 
  • Get special deals on our books to be revealed the day of HarvestFest. 
  • Learn about submitting to our Neglected Histories of Arkansas Contest, judged by poet and professor of creative writing HK Hummel and Arkansas Arts Center Executive Director Dr. Todd Herman. 
  • Meet members of our team and learn more about our Little Rock-local small press for big voices. 
  • Get your signed copy of Scars: An Anthology edited by Erin Wood. 
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Meet Frankie: The First Dog Trained to Detect Thyroid Cancer

If someone told you that a dog found in a shopping center parking lot in Little Rock could detect cancer, would you believe them? Read Frankie's story along with the incredible rescue stories of 24 other dogs by pre-ordering your copy of HOME SWEET HOME: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories by Grace Vest at 

Buy today for a 10% pre-order discount through Friday 9/15, and you'll receive your book in early October. Follow @homesweethomearpups and @etaliapress on Instagram for the latest furry photo, book news, excitement, and events. 

Thank You for Coming out to Handmade in the Heights!

Thanks to all who came out to Handmade in the Heights on Saturday, May 6! We had a great time speaking to readers and writers, slinging paperbacks, and sharing the excitement of past and current Et Alia projects. 

Author Grace Vest and Champ share news about the FALL 2017 release of HOME SWEET HOME: Arkansas Rescue Dogs and Their Stories. We even got a visit from the cover dog herself! The photoshoot for the final dog featured in the book was complete yesterday. Et Alia is thrilled for Grace and all these special doggies as enthusiasm builds for the release! 

HOME SWEET HOME: Arkansas Rescue Dogs and Their Stories author Grace Vest and her resuce dog, Champ. 

HOME SWEET HOME: Arkansas Rescue Dogs and Their Stories author Grace Vest and her resuce dog, Champ. 

Et Alia author Philip Martin (The President Next Door: Poems, Songs, and Journalism) wife Karen, and their fur kids; Et Alia author and co-owner Erin Wood with her mamma; and a fun customer sharing her new poster, purchased just down the way from Yella Dog Press.