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Appalachian Spring

Appalachian Spring
by Kathleen M. Sewalk

Limited edition of 300 copies. ISBN 978-0-941461-11-5, 168 pages, hardcover. Copies signed by the author are available directly from the publisher, $40. With audio recording of the authorís poetry readings in a custom-bound boxed set, $200.

“The world of Appalachian Spring is exciting in its representation of the coal and steel heritage of the area, the richness of the Appalachian woodlands, the lives of the women who live there, their dreams and spiritual growth to embrace ideas well beyond this sacred landscape.”

– Catherine Blake

“… I celebrated Kate’s brilliant collection … and felt in the presence of a true zen spirit. What characterizes her poetry is its profound seriousness and the almost heroic idealism, reminiscent of John Keats, Rainer Rilke, William Carlos Williams, and Theodore Roethke. By this, I mean there is always a presence in her poetry of a search for wisdom and understanding.”

– Guicang Li

Purchase by calling (814) 255-2163


by Mary Lynn Seebeck

In easy-to-understand language, this book gives American women a primer explaining the use of life insurance, mutual funds and investments to build wealth. A successful female agent tells all. True stories of how women have lost, and won, and learned are spellbinding, powerful, and written with soul. From these women, readers learn to take command of their financial futures. The stories of real women's lives get at the heart of what security and the American Dream are all about. Ms. Seebeck focuses on teaching women how to gain control of their financial futures; realizing how women's financial values differ from men's; breaking the cycle of debt addiction; learning what insurance does that nothing else can; demanding that agents and advisors teach their clients; working with attorneys and accountants; understanding the basics of personal and business insurance including disability income protection, insurance and investments; and turning fright into might to become successful. American Dream Women helps all women grasp how to secure financial wealth for themselves and their dependents. This book is written with many different readers in mind: single women, recent college grads beginning a professional career, women taking care of aging parents, single parent moms, dual-income families, wives managing a wealthy husband's money, professionals and women business owners, widows, and self-made women wealthy in their own right.

To obtain copies of the book or to arrange seminars with Mary contact:


Tunnel Press LogoTunnel Press. Ltd., in addition to publishing privately commissioned, handmade books, is also a commercial, independent publisher which produces mainstream titles. These titles are designed using modern digitized computer typesetting and manufactured by trade printers using offset lithography. We work exclusively with American book trade printers and do not use Pacific Rim vendors for our American publications.

Private clients wishing to self publish manuscripts for retail sale and distribution are assisted through the publishing cycle. Potential clients are requested to complete a fact find and marketing plan prior to engagement of the contract.

Publishing Services for Writers

Support provided by the publisher includes:

  • ghost writing
  • editing
  • manufacturing
  • art
  • layout
  • jacket design
  • marketing support materials
  • cost-benefit analysis
  • profit margins
  • cost recovery analysis

Publishing formalities provided include:

  • securing copyright
  • ISBN numbering
  • Library of Congress Card cataloguing
  • EAN bar coding
  • pre-publication and post publication registries


Some of our clients...

Mary Lynn Seebeck, Dallas, TX
American Dream Women, Insuring Women’s Wealth, 4th ed.

ASKO, American Shear Knife Co. Pittsburgh, PA
The Cutting Edge

Mutual of New York, NY
Generations of Excellence, (American Film Festival Award NYC)

Guicang Li, Shantung University, Guangdong Province, China
Red Dragons in the Land of Oz


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