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In the Media
From time to time during the last decade, the work of Lot's Wife Publishing has caught the eye of the media. Read more about what those writers have to say:

From The Daily News Leader in Staunton, Virginia, November 30, 2004:
The first two copies of a new book on Virginia's cattle history brought in more than $20,000 for a cattle industry scholarship fund Monday
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From The Daily News Leader in Staunton, Virginia, October 6, 2002:
STAUNTON Otto Von Bismarck, the great 19th century German leader, once remarked that the main thing in life is to make history, not to write about it. click to continue

From The Daily News-Record, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, December 29, 1998 :
STAUNTON Three women are building a business here based on the past. click to continue

From The Historiographer, the publication of The National Episcopal Historians and Archivists Association, Volume XL, No. 4, page 17, Advent 2002:
STAUNTON Parish histories are valuable sources of information- for the clergy, the congregation, and for archivists and historians. click to continue

From The Augusta Free Press, in Staunton, Virginia, December 28, 2004:
(online newspaper) When I heard that a book had been written about the first four centuries of the cattle industry in Virginia, it didn't come as any surprise to me that Nancy Sorrells had co-authored the book. click to continue

As We See Ourselves

Since 1996 Lot's Wife has published twenty-three books.
Church history is one of our specialties. Included in the list of church histories that we have researched, written, designed, and had printed are those for two Episcopal, two Presbyterian, one Lutheran, and one Associated Reformed Presbyterian congregations in the Shenandoah Valley. We have also produced a massive revised and updated edition of an important history for another valley Lutheran congregation. Other organizations for which we have researched and written histories include a library and a hospital. In connection with the preceding, we also supervise graduate and advanced undergraduate history research interns regularly for institutions of higher education.

We have researched, written, and published a guidebook, a biography, a book of historic biographical sketches, and a landholding book and map for a prominent historic church museum in Tidewater Virginia. We take special pride in the handsome full-color, coffee-table size history of cattle in Virginia researched and written for the beef cattle and dairy foundations, Virginia’s Cattle Story: The First Four Centuries.

In addition to work we have researched and written ourselves, we have edited, designed, and published memoirs and autobiographies by several local authors as well as histories of a Rockingham County community, of Staunton people and places, and of a Blacksburg sports organization for their authors. Occasionally we prepare indexes for authors publishing elsewhere.

Whether it is editing, historical research, history museum interpretation and publications consulting, orientation and exhibit script research and writing, or some other undertaking, we welcome the opportunity to discuss your project with you.