About WordForest

Laura McHale Holland

Once upon a time, I wrote a memoir about my childhood, which was upended when my mother committed suicide, an act that set off a series of events that ensured my early years would never be normal. I was thrilled to have finally penned a story I’d wanted to tell for a long time, and I jumped for joy when a small press was eager to publish it.

I signed a contract. I told my family and all my friends. Then I waited. And waited. And waited some more. Three years later, with no publication date in sight, I took back the rights to my book and had a decision to make. Should I go through the long process of finding another publisher, or should I publish the book myself? I opted for the latter. Thus WordForest, a plucky little press, was born.

Since then, with the help of several creative people, I’ve published that memoir, a collection of flash fiction and an anthology on sisterhood. All three books have won awards. My second memoir will launch Nov. 1, 2016. I also created an ebook of 15 very short stories exclusively for folks who subscribe to my newsletter, which you can do right here.

Thanks for stopping by. Reach out if you have questions or just want to chat.


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