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 Ginger Gold Mysteries, a cozy mystery series set in 1920s England. The Higgins & Hawke Mystery series is a spinoff from Ginger Gold set in 1930s Boston. A companion series to Ginger Gold, the Lady Gold Investigates series, features a collection of short story mysteries. We are excited to release a new Ginger Gold spinoff The Rosa Reed Mystery series, set in the 1950s. Visit our Books Page to view our catalogue and see what's coming next. 

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 in June of 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.

A Brand New 1950s Cozy Mystery

1920 historical fiction book cover
1920 historical fiction book cover
1920 historical fiction book cover
1920 historical fiction book cover
1920 historical fiction book cover
1920 historical fiction book cover

If you love early rock & roll, poodle skirts, clever who-dun-its, a charming cat and an even more charming detective, you're going to love this new series!


Stanley the Walrus

Welcome to Funkland World where everyone is possible!

In this book you will meet a very friendly and somewhat stinky walrus named Stanley. Everyone who knows Stanley loves him and would like to get to know him better. But there’s just one problem ~ Stanley’s lacking in hygiene!

The townspeople, including lovely Stella the walrus, are honest with Stanley and tell him what will help. Read along to see what Stanley does and how it changes his life. You never know, it might change your life too!

Stanley the Walrus is also a song. Find the link inside and you can sing along with the book.


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.


Meet the Team.

Lee Strauss - Director

Lee Strauss is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ginger Gold Mysteries series, Higgins & Hawke Mysteries, Lady Gold Investigates, a Nursery Rhyme Mystery series, the Perception Trilogy, the Light & Love series and young adult historical fiction.

Lee 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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