AWARD-WINNING BOOKS FROM SOULSTICE

Soulstice Publishing brings to life “books with soul” that inspire readers with stories of human potential realized and celebrate our unique position in the Southwest.

Our goal is to create meaningful books that meet the highest standards of the publishing industry. To achieve that, we use a partnership publishing model with our authors and arts patrons. This means the author (and sometimes a sponsor) subsidizes publication costs in return for a higher share of sales proceeds and greater involvement at every step in creating their “book with soul.” Read about the partnership publishing model here.

Coming in November…

The San Francisco Peaks and Flagstaff Through the Lens of Time, by John L. Vankat. In this eye-catching visual essay celebrating the San Francisco Peaks and Flagstaff, watch more than 150 years unfold in over one hundred historical photographs and drawings precisely paired with their modern-day counterparts.

Just released!

Catch Me If You Can: Revolutionizing My Sport, Breaking World Records, and Creating a Legacy for Tanzania. The story of world record-setting legend Filbert Bayi, who stunned the running world with his blistering pacesetting, is available now. In his own words, he tells how he trained, why he developed his iconic style, and how he has lived a life shaped by his three core values: sacrifice, confidence, and commitment.

Bayi’s autobiography received 4 stars from Clarion Reviews.


Voices of Navajo Mothers and Daughters: Portraits of Beauty is a book that celebrates Navajo culture and is sure to inspire. In its pages, Navajo grandmothers, mothers, and daughters in twenty-one families tell their stories. Through a series of intimate, revelatory personal histories, they open up about how they have been shaped by powerful cultural and historical forces—and by their love for each other. As they do, their faces are captured in defining portraits.

“Beautiful and powerful words from wise, knowledgeable, and resilient Diné women . . . an excellent guide to preserving the Diné way of life in changing times.” Read more here.

Josie Begay-James, teacher and counselor

Recent Offerings

Our latest releases are sure to inspire you with their tales of personal and athletic resilience:

Abdi’s World: experience the laid-back mojo that drives five-time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman to continue competing at the top of his sport at age 45.

Barbed: A Memoir: explore what happened when Julie Morrison put everything on the line to try to save her family’s northern Arizona ranch.

Buy Abdi’s World and Barbed: A Memoir here, or wherever books are sold. And check out our other offerings at the bottom of the page.


Chasing Excellence: The Remarkable Life and Inspiring Vigilosophy of Coach Joe I. Vigil, by Pat Melgares, was named the Track and Field Writers Book of the Year, Best Biography at IBPA, Best Sports Book in the International Latino Book Awards, and Finalist in the New Mexico–Arizona Book Awards and the Colorado Book Awards

Walking Flagstaff, A Photo Journal by George Breed was a silver medalist at the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Awards for Best Regional book and won Best Coffee Table Book in the New Mexico–Arizona Book Awards

To Imogene, a Flagstaff Love Letter was a silver medalist in the Best First Nonfiction of the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Awards, and Best First Book Arizona and Best Large Format Cover Design in the New Mexico–Arizona Book Awards