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Vala Publishing Cooperative

Vala Publishing Cooperative

Vala was born in 2010 as an adventure in community supported publishing. A co-operative bringing books to readers that explore and celebrate the human spirit with brave and authentic ways of thinking. As of July 2016, Vala closed and the books were ushered to their new home at Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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  1.  Stories of the Great Turning

    Stories of the Great Turning

    Edited by Peter Reason and Melanie Newman. Foreword by Joanna Macy

    A collection of inspirational stories depicting issues of sustainability, community activism, and the environment. Narrated by ordinary people who have instigated change in their communities, each story is empowering and motivational. Learn More
    2017, 216pp
  2.  Writing Without a Parachute

    Writing Without a Parachute

    The Art of Freefall

    Barbara Turner-Vesselago

    Showing novice and experienced writers how to engage completely and creatively in the writing process, this helpful guide will help you to produce meaningful, expertly-written content. Learn how to 'write without thinking about writing', and how to connect with the words on the page, as well as with your audience. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 192pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 9781785921711
    2016, Ebook, ePUB, 192pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-443-4
  3.  Freefall into Fiction

    Freefall into Fiction

    Finding Form

    Barbara Turner-Vesselago

    Helping writers to create fiction and memoirs of a publishable standard, this book shows step-by-step how to apply the techniques of Freefall Writing to the writing process. Looking specifically at how creative writing differs between genres, this book also shows how to write with emotion and purpose. Learn More
    2016, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 152pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 9781785921728
    2016, Ebook, PDF, 160pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-442-7
  4.  Awakening Somatic Intelligence

    Awakening Somatic Intelligence

    Understanding, Learning & Practicing the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method & Hatha Yoga

    Graeme Lynn

    Detailed and original, The Manner of Action reveals the potential of somatic learning methods to transform movement, using The Alexander Technique, The Feldenkrais Method, and Hatha Yoga. Learn More
    2016, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 208pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84819-334-5
    2016, Ebook, ePUB, 160pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85701-290-6
  5.  If You Sit Very Still

    If You Sit Very Still

    Marian Partington. Foreword by Marina Cantacuzino

    When the news broke that her missing sister Lucy had been murdered, Marian Partington had one of two choices to make. She could let the grief and rage she felt overwhelm her, or she could try to turn her trauma into something good. This moving memoir details Marian's fierce engagement with her loss and refusal to become its victim. Learn More
    2016, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.51in / 216mm x 140mm, 208pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 9781785921407
    2016, Ebook, ePUB, 208pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-407-6
  6. The Art of Being Human

    The Art of Being Human

    Life, Family, and Creativity

    Deborah Ravetz

    An in-depth approach to personal development through self-reflection and expression. Through endearing stories of personal challenges and successes, the author guides us on a journey to learn to embrace every aspect of ourselves. Learn More
    2016, 160pp
  7. The Golden Thread

    The Golden Thread

    A Quiet Revolution in Holistic Cancer Care

    Pat Pilkington

    Written by the late Pat Pilkington, the co-founder of the Bristol Cancer Help Centre (now Penny Brohn Cancer Care, this book shares 30 years' experience of working holistically for those with cancer. This deeply spiritual work aims to show how we can all find life's meaning and purpose, and come to a true and lasting sense of peace and fulfilment. Learn More
    2015, 160pp
  8.  Bite Sized

    Bite Sized

    A mother's journey alongside anorexia

    Fiona Hamilton

    A stark and compelling account of a mother's experience of her daughter's anorexia. With striking illustrations, this is an honest and vulnerable insight into an illness which unravels individuals and families and pushes us to our limits. Learn More
    2014, 168pp
  9.  Spindrift

    Spindrift

    A Wilderness Pilgrimage at Sea

    Peter Reason

    Join Peter Reason on his nautical adventure across the Celtic Sea, and gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between humans and Planet Earth. This journey not only presents a compelling message that humans should reflect on our place within nature, but also reminds us of the sheer power of the seas. Learn More
    2014, 192pp
  10. The Crystal Mirror and Other Stories

    The Crystal Mirror and Other Stories

    Tim Malnick, illustrated by Katie Green

    These timeless tales are for children and grown-ups alike - a world of monsters, painters, princes, princesses, courageous bats and chuckling old men who live on rocks in the middle of the ocean. Each is a story of quests and transformation, and of the surprises that await us when we finally discover what we have long been looking for... Learn More
    2013, Hardback, 10.00in x 7.52in / 254mm x 191mm, 96pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 9781908363091

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