BarenBooks Publishing, LLC.

Mission of BarenBooks

BarenBooks is a growing publishing company with offices based in Colorado and Texas. Our editors specialize in copy editing, line editing, and analysis of a wide range of literary content. In addition, BarenBooks offers authors the opportunity to publish their manuscripts in paperback, hardback, and e-reader formats. We seek to give first-time authors a platform to share their stories with the world.

Our goal is to encourage and promote great storytelling.


Owners of BarenBooks

Heather Murphy lives with her husband and daughter in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to her work with BarenBooks, Heather is also a high school English teacher, amateur oil painter, and avid reader. Heather has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Howard Payne University and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Prescott College. Heather has been working with authors, editing and illustrating books since 2010.

Joseph Prekup lives with his wife and son in Durango, Colorado. In addition to his work with BarenBooks, Joseph is also a therapist, specializing in crisis intervention. Joseph has a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Prescott College. Joseph enjoys writing, playing guitar, fishing, and adventuring in the Colorado mountains with his family.