|For the Media|
PRESS RELEASES - click on the title to view the entire press release.
ON THE MISSION IN MISSOURI & FIFTY YEARS AGO: A MEMOIR - Press Release: Lens & Pen Press, a Springfield Missouri-based publisher, is pleased to announce publication of a companion volume to Mystery of the Irish Wilderness, a 2009 Independent Publisher Book Award gold medal winner. Brought together for the first time are Bishop John Joseph Hogan’s two classic memoirs: On the Mission in Missouri: 1857-1868 and Fifty Years Ago: A Memoir. Edited by Crystal Payton, the book also provides extensive biographical information on Bishop Hogan and historical context for each of the two settings - Ireland of the 1830s and 1840s and Civil War-era Missouri.
MYSTERY OF THE IRISH WILDERNESS WINS AWARD: Mystery of the Irish Wilderness: Land and Legend of Father John Joseph Hogan’s Lost Irish Colony in the Ozark Wilderness by Leland and Crystal Payton has received a gold medal. Lens & Pen Press’s newest title received the competitive award in Regional Non-Fiction at the 13th Annual Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY). Winners were recently announced at a ceremony held during BookExpo America weekend in New York City.
MYSTERY OF THE IRISH WILDERNESS - Press Release: For 150 years, the fate of a pre-Civil War Irish settlement on the southern Missouri frontier has been shrouded in mystery. Most Irish who came to the United States in the mid-nineteenth century settled in cities. Mystery of the Irish Wilderness, a new all-color, photographically illustrated book, examines the extraordinary experiment of settling potato famine immigrants in the deep Ozark wilderness and the subsequent history of the place.
SEE THE OZARKS WINS A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD: Lens and Pen Press is pleased to announce that their book, SEE THE OZARKS: The Touristic Image, by Leland and Crystal Payton, has been named a finalist in the Travel Essay category of the prestigious 2004 Independent Publisher Book Awards.
THE BEAUTIFUL AND ENDURING OZARKS - Press Release: What do you get when you give a hillbilly a Hasselblad, a pickup truck, and a big gray dog and turn them loose in the wild Ozarks? In Leland Payton’s case, you ultimately get a beautifully photographed and expressively written book about his homeland: The Beautiful and Enduring OZARKS. One hundred-thirty-nine photographs, eighty-seven in full color, spanning more than 30 years of Ozark rambles, illustrate this original photo essay on the mountainous region of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
To download a high resolution TIFF of the images, right click and save on the appropriate link.