About Us: Owl House Books is an imprint of Homebound Publications specializing in both trade and YA genre fiction (science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and thriller.)
Myth and mystery have haunted and shaped us since the dawn of language, giving wing and fleshy form to the archetypes of our imagination. As our past was spent around the fire listening to myths and the sounds of the night, so were our childhoods spent getting lost in the tangled branches of fables. Through our titles, we hope to return to these storytelling roots.
Environmental Sensibilities: Homebound Publications and Owl House Books are committed to ecological stewardship. We greatly value the natural environment and invest in environmental conservation. Our books are printed on paper with chain of custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification.
1% to Charity: Each year Homebound Publications, of which Owl House is an imprint, donates 1% of our net profit to a humanitarian or ecological charity. You can feel good about your purchase knowing that a part of each order is going to a worthy cause. Charities in the past include OXFAM, The Chicago Wisdom Project, and The Edible Schoolyard Project.
Our Design Tone: We often are asked who our artists and designers are. Our site and book covers alike heavily feature the illustrations of Tithi Luadthong from Bangkok. We are avid fans of her work and you should be too! Our lead designer is also our Founder, Leslie M. Browning. Leslie has honed her unique design sensibilities over the 20-year span of her career thus far.
Owl House Books was Founded in 2015 by L.M. Browning
L.M. (Leslie M.) Browning is the award-winning author of ten books. She grew up in the small fishing village of Stonington, Connecticut. A longtime student of philosophy, nature and art, these themes permeate her work. In her writing, Browning explores the confluence of the natural landscape and the interior landscape. A proud native of New England, she travels often throughout the region using her photography, drawing, and writing to explore the ecological and cultural identity of the Northeast. Balancing her passion for writing with her love of learning, Browning sits on the Board of Directors for the Independent Book Publishers’ Association and the Arts Cafe Mystic. She is a graduate of the University of London, and a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Writers. In 2011, Leslie founded Homebound Publications. She is partner at Hiraeth Press as well as Founder and Editor-in-chief of The Wayfarer Magazine. She is currently working to complete a degree at Harvard University’s Extension School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Visit www.lmbrowning.com for more information.