About Us

Minted Prose Children’s, Science Fiction, and Travel Books

Find your next adventure. The book is just the beginning.

Our Inspiration

Our offerings in science fiction reveal the wonder of science.

Our travel books show how life can be an adventure.

Our children’s stories celebrate people, animals, and their dreams.

Welcome aboard!

Our Story: 15 Years in Books

We at Minted Prose are celebrating our 15th anniverary year in books in 2018 and recently found out that the US Library of Congress has acquired all of our books based on their selection criteria. Not every book is acquired by the Library. Our books are within their system and on their shelves, which enables patrons of the Library to request our books for research or simply for enjoyment.

The books are also discoverable by libraries based in the United States. Recognition by the library for our passion for quality books is rewarding coming in this special year for us. We hope all the visitors to our website enjoy our collection.

Now for a bit of back story. I founded Minted Prose in 2003. I had just gotten married and moved to New York City with two dogs and a potpourri of trailing memorabilia. I entered a private library and museum of sorts.

My husband P.J. was an aspiring science fiction writer and avid traveler. He had told me that as a professor he had completed his education by reading stacks of architecture, Greco-Roman history, and modern history at the library one hundred feet from his office. And I believed him, especially because his place, and now mine, too, was overflowing with volumes of this and that.

He had also gathered up artifacts, ranging from tradition robes of the Hmong people in the mountains against China and fossils from the Green River Formation in Wyoming, to a conglomeration of pictures filling the walls. I soon joined him on numerous exploits, where I too had begun to add to the collection, both in artifacts and in books. My contribution alone soon numbered into the hundreds. Out of this experience, I realized the value of an eclectic life.

Our science fiction, children’s and travel book readers share our curiosity and are always enthusiastic. It’s a brotherhood and sisterhood of the aspiring, often later in life, when the slings and arrows have abated a bit. Like us, they’re “future seekers,” “dog fanciers,” and “wander lusters” seeking a bit of wonder, adventure, and dreams.

Naturally we serve up unique books, but also seek to fill out the cultural millieu. We want to surprise and delight you with multimedia content. We’ve also aligned with whom we think is the best tour guide in Europe for specialized journeys.

Our curiosity is leading us in exciting directions so stay tuned for more new things from Minted Prose! We’ll be sharing all this on Facebook and Twitter so follow us there! ~Linda Fischer

Minted Prose