Ever since I opened Story Catcher Publishing back in January of 2018, my vision for this company was to offer a trustable way for indie authors to build their writing careers and author platforms to support THEIR vision for their stories.

It hasn’t been easy.

There’s been a lot to learn.

And I’ve made mistakes.

But I’ve never been afraid of hard work and my mother instilled in me a level of determination and stick-to-it-ness that allowed me to go from releasing my first book, LUNADAR: Homeward Bound (my young adult fantasy novel), in 2018…all the way to my latest picture book release, THE GREAT POTATO RACE, in 2022.

It’s been four years of learning, growing, and refining the processes needed to share my stories with a hard-earned audience.

A total of nine books written, edited, illustrated, formatted, cover designed, and sent out into the world so far, with many more lined up for this year and beyond. Shelf space earned in bookstores across the country. Honored that some of those books won multiple awards along the way. Finding my team of cover designers, formatters, and illustrators so that Story Catcher Publishing is fully supported to move into 2023. A lot of growth has happened these past four years, but now I feel ready to realize the BIG DREAM I have thought about every day since 2018…


Beginning in the fall of 2023 Story Catcher Publishing will be expanding! Over the next few months, I will be finalizing everything in order to be able to offer indie authors a way to earn nearly 100% profit on every one of their books while having the support of an established small press behind them. Submissions will open in the Fall, but in the meantime, I will document the process in this blog so there will be transparency in what Story Catcher Publishing will be offering.

No gimmicks.

No hidden fees

No confusion.

People who know me KNOW of my dream to give back to the Kidlit community that has done so much for me in the past. And people who DON’T know me can ask questions. I’m an open book…;-)

I’m just so excited because THIS will be a new path to publication for Kidlit writers everywhere! And many of the things Story Catcher Publishing will offer probably has never been done before. Why? Because it will be done with future indie authors in mind…NOT for profit for my company…and NOT for “fame” for myself. Purely to help other writers.

Sound intriguing?

I hope I’ve captured your interest. I hope you will check back next Wednesday for the next installment in this journey to the expansion of Story Catcher Publishing.

Are you excited too? I hope so. And I have one question for you…

What is ONE wish you, as an indie writer, would love to see from Story Catcher Publishing that would support YOUR publishing journey?


Fox is set to cook a nice meal until the main ingredient tries to escape! The chase is on as Fox and his friends scurry, hop, and lumber their way to catching those rumbly, tumbly taters. Friendship and teamwork go hand in hand during THE GREAT POTATO RACE!

Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

Want to connect?




LinkedIn: Donna L Martin/Story Catcher Publishing

Goodreads: Donna L Martin

Mail: Donna L Martin

c/o Story Catcher Publishing

P O Box 27788

Knoxville, Tn 37927

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