The World Tree Difference

Most publishers want to publish books that sell well. We, apparently, missed that memo.

World Tree Publishing sprang from an idea between a group of like-minded people that good stories should not disappear under slush piles just because they don’t fit genre norms or literary trends. With today’s technology and the availability of Print-on-Demand services, getting stuck with a warehouse full of books that didn’t sell like Twilight is no longer a concern.

Our rule: complete creative freedom. Our writers write the stories they want to publish, pick their artists, and are heavily involved with the process from start to finish. We don’t tell them that their story would work better with another ending, that their characters are too quirky, that their prose is outdated, or that their stories are not mainstream enough. When they come to us with an idea: “I have a novel about a bloodthirsty Viking who decides to settle down and knit toy rabbits for poor children”, we allow the writer to show us what they can do with it. Stories are in the details and in the telling; you do not judge a song until you’ve heard the music.

That doesn’t mean we aren’t stringent about things. Before each novel is published, it goes through several rounds of editing. We check everything: prose, rhythm, scene sequencing, flow. Every aspect of storytelling is scrutinized by our editors, who are familiar with a wide variety of literature as well as industry standards. What makes our process unique is that a lot of the books we release have been seen by the editors from the ground up, so they take great measures to maintain the author's vision. We believe that this culture of respect and understanding allows us to focus on one important thing: releasing good stories.

But don’t take our word for it. Explore our website, browse through our excerpts, and try out a novel or two. And then if you disagree, we don’t mind; it is the risk we took taking the road less traveled.

Our Authors

Quenby Olson

Quenby Olson lives in Central Pennsylvania where she spends most of her time writing, glaring at baskets of unfolded laundry, and chasing the cat off the kitchen counters. She lives with her husband and four children, who do nothing to dampen her love of classical ballet, geeky crochet, and staying up late to watch old episodes of Doctor Who.



A.J. Navarre

A. J. Navarre lives in the smog-filled oasis of California's Central Valley, where she spends the days at a desk covered in paper and half-empty rum bottles. When she takes herself seriously, she writes stories that fall under paranormal, science fiction, and the spaces between. Witches casting spells through tattoos, werewolves falling in love with ghosts, shapeshifting rebels fighting against flesh-harvesting factories... The focus is wide, but the emphasis remains the same: fresh, passionate, character-driven stories.



K.S. Villoso

K.S. Villoso was born in Bicol, Philippines, and immigrated to Canada at age 13. Her work
borders the real and the fantastic, with vivid cultures and backdrops inspired by her
Asian heritage. She is endlessly fascinated with the sprawling worlds and branching
plotlines of epic fantasies.

Currently, she lives in the woods of Anmore, BC, with her husband, two children, and
dogs. When she isn’t writing, she can be seen hauling her family around the British
Columbia backwoods in search of the ever elusive Sasquatch.



A.S. Bohannan

A.S. Bohannan is a geeky night owl who lives in Southern California, where she is studying to become an English teacher. She is an ardent animal lover who has two cats and a dachshund, and she is addicted to webcomics.  Her novels are character-driven and she dabbles in multiple genres, although many of her projects fall under speculative fiction.


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