Our Story

Soulstice Publishing took root between the ponderosa pines at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. Our community of Flagstaff, Arizona, is home to Lowell Observatory, Northern Arizona University, the Museum of Northern Arizona, and so much more. This mountain town abounds with scientists, artists, athletes, and many other people who love the outdoors. It’s quite an inspiring place to live. Considering the dearth of oxygen at our 7,000-foot elevation, you might say it leaves us breathless.

Soulstice was founded by professional editors who enjoy working together and with authors and potential authors whose stories intrigue and move us. We’re experienced project managers who love to see good ideas—stories with soul—become quality books.

If you think we can help you turn your dream of publication into reality, contact us! We’d love to talk with you.

Myles Schrag is the idea guy, the one who makes connections and sees possibilities. He digs talking with people about their book dreams. Whatever the genre—memoirs, sports, business, novels, children’s books, cookbooks, you name it—he wants to see worthwhile stories told . . . and told well. Before going freelance, Myles earned a master’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science and spent 16 years as an acquisitions editor for books in the sport and exercise sciences at Human Kinetics Publishers. He authored or edited six books on subjects ranging from baseball and sport business to a children’s book before founding Soulstice. At Soulstice, he was the lead editor on Chasing Excellence, co-editor on Massasauga, and came up with the idea for and co-edited To Imogene, a Flagstaff Love Letter. He has helped more than 200 books reach publication as either an acquisitions editor, developmental editor, publisher, or manuscript broker. As a freelance writer, his credits include Sports Illustrated, Runner’s World Online, Running Times, TrailRunner, and Adventure Cyclist.

Julie Hammonds is the detail and process person, the one who keeps track of how Soulstice turns dreams and possibilities into reality. Like Myles, she loves working with writers to make their stories sing. The editor of numerous books on natural history, Julie has a bachelor’s degree in conservation and spent 12 years as managing editor for Arizona Wildlife Views magazine before going freelance. At Soulstice, she was the lead editor on Just a Teacher and Walking Flagstaff, and co-editor on To Imogene, a Flagstaff Love Letter and Massasauga. Her favorite topics are science, nature, travel, the arts, history, and sports (especially running). In her spare time, she’s the coordinating editor of the “High Country Running” column in the Arizona Daily Sun.

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