Hello! Welcome to La Plume Press.

La Plume Press is a small boutique press with a focus on cozy mysteries. La Plume also publishes young adult, sweet romance and historical fiction. In 2017 we launched the Ginger Gold Mysteries Series, a cozy mystery series set in 1920s England. We are excited to be releasing two new series in 2019. The Higgins & Hawke Mystery series is spinoff series from Ginger Gold set in 1930s Boston.

Funkland World is our first children's book series! A fusion of real life and imaginary, the characters of Funkland World are delightful, eccentric, and exotic. Through books, songs, and other media, kids everywhere will fall in love with their fabulous new friends. We're really excited about this series! The second book, Brenda the Ballerina Polar Bear, released on June 11th, 2019.

Books are published in English worldwide, in ebook, print and audiobook formats. Select publications are available in German and Spanish translations.

We welcome inquiries regarding rights licensing, particularly for foreign language markets as well as film and media. Contact us to learn more.


NEW RELEASE!

NEW RELEASE!

Murder's a Bad Stroke of Luck!

River Thames boat races between the London University colleges are popular events, and Mrs. Ginger Reed is excited to attend for the first time, especially since the son of a good friend of her new husband, Chief Inspector Basil Reed, is racing.

 When a very unusual murder presents itself at the boat club,  Lady Gold’s Investigations is hired to take on the case. Ginger’s determined to solve the mystery before someone else dies, but can she manage it without ruining another pair of Italian leather T-strap shoes?

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Brenda the Ballerina Polar Bear

While all the other polar bears are skiing, playing hockey and lifting weights, Brenda is dancing, twirling and dreaming of becoming a ballerina. Doing what you love isn't always easy, but Brenda is not going to give up. Even though putting a tutu on a bear is quite extreme.

The paperback version of Brenda the Ballerina Polar Bear is now available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes&Noble.

Meet the Team.

Lee Strauss - Director

​​​​Lee is the bestselling author of the Ginger Gold Mysteries series; A Nursery Rhyme Mystery series, The Perception Trilogy, and young adult historical fiction with over a million books read. She has titles published in German, Spanish, and Korean, and a growing audio library.

She also writes younger YA fantasy as Elle Lee Strauss.

Contact Lee: admin@laplumepress.com

Administration & Media

Shadi Bleiken manages the administration and media departments at La Plume Press.

Contact Shadi: admin@laplumepress.com

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Marketing, Rights, & Creative 

Norm Strauss is the head of marketing for La Plume Press. He also handles rights licensing and acts as a creative consultant. 

Contact Norm: admin@laplumepress.com

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