Here at TMC Books, we have a bent toward all things eclectic, and our publishing projects have ranged from a children’s book about sailing the Maine coast to a textbook about wilderness medicine to guidebooks for mountain climbers. Every now and then, we indulge our passion for fun and produce a book for ourselves. Between us, we do all the research, writing, photography, illustrating, graphic design, and production. Without staff or committees or independent contractors or any of the other trappings of a conventional business, we are free to follow our dream to make wonderful books about things we love.
Ever wanted to build a tree house? Check out Treehouse Chronicles, Peter Lewis’ magnificent book about the four years he spent building a two story, timber frame tree house. It is much more than an account of a construction project.
Winner of a Foreward Magazine Book of the Year Award, an Independent Publisher Book Award, A Writers Notes Book Award, and an American Design Award, and a 2006 Hollywood Book Festival Winner, this is the story of what happens when big people decide to be kids again and the yhave tools and lumber. Beautifully written, Treehouse Chronicles is a reflective and insightful tale about building an elaborate treehouse in the Maine woods. Filled with humor, packed with spactacular photography, evocative watercolors, and line drawings, this book is a delight.
Merlin and the Black Star
If you are interested in classic wooden sailboats, dogs, or the beauty of the Maine coast, check out Merlin and the Black Star. A simple children’s book written and illustrated by our in-house illustrator T.B.R. “Ted” Walsh.
Based on the exploits of two real dogs, Merlin and the Black Star is a delightful introduction to sailing and the coast of Maine. Central to the book is the Black Star, an actual Friendship Sloop designed in 1903.
The wonderfully detailed illustrations evoke both the timeless quality of life aboard a classic wooden boat and the joys of discovering new places. Enter a world of simple pleasures as Merlin and Saxon, the two main characters, explore and discover the wonders of the coastal world.