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Patricia Ploss
Associate Publisher
Centaur Books
Patricia Ploss
Associate Publisher
Centaur Books

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Welcome to Centaur Books! As my own journey to becoming a published author unfolded, I learned many things and hope to be able to share information and encouragement with you to help you realize your dream of becoming a published author as well!

A few years ago when I was taking a creative writing course, I was encouraged by my professor to seek out a publisher to publish a memoir that I had written.

After contacting John Paul Owles, the Publisher at Joshua Tree Publishing, that dream became a reality. Since then, he has published three more books that I wrote in the fiction genre.

Centaur Books is a viable source to help you become a published fiction writer! Please explore our website and submit your request for a consultation.


John Paul Owles

John Paul Owles
, Joshua Tree Publishing

For over thirty-seven years, I have been involved in the publishing and information technology business. If you are an author, I encourage you to contact Patricia so she can help you make your dream of being a published author a reality.

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Books by Patricia Ploss

Have you ever believed your son was fine? Did you raise him to know right from wrong? Drugs are bad, stealing is not right? Telling the truth is always better than lying? Being a parent is tough! It turns out you can’t really make your kids do anything they don’t want to do. You try your best and hope they listen, but sometimes they don’t.
Emery, a recent widow, finds herself in a love triangle! Mark’s feelings evolve from friendship to something more. Bart becomes obsessed with her.
In 1962, seventeen-year-old Judy Bonner finds herself in love with twenty-year-old Curtis Murphy. She learns she is pregnant with his baby! Filled with fear, shame, and secrecy, Judy hides her pregnancy from her family for as long as she can!
1961 brought the promise of a family to couple Tom and Dot Cornell. Until one day, several days past her due date, Dot nearly collapsed to the floor in excruciating pain.