At Press 53, we don't set out to be diverse or balanced; we set out to find great writing. The fact that almost 60% of our books are written by women shouldn't be a big deal. 

We publish writing that is powerful, thought-provoking, hard-hitting, smart, and brave. If you are looking for something with those qualities, check out some these titles.

Click on the book cover or author photo to learn more.

And come back often for a new spotlight on a few of our kick-ass women writers.

Rhonda Browning White



Valerie Nieman

Jen Julian

Libby Bernardin

Virginia Pye

Stacy R. Nigliazzo

Ann Herlong-Bodman

Kelly Cherry


Glenis Redmond

Chauna Craig

Leona Sevick