There really was no official birth of K&L Publishing. In December of 1974 Lucille had typed up memories Ken’s mother and father had written down at our request. At that time we had a local printing shop photograph the pages she had typed and bound them into books with the title The Memoirs of Harold C.T. Peterson.
We made covers from a cherry tree Harold Peterson had on his farm in Bone Lake, Wisconsin. We finished the wood and enclosed the bound memoirs in the wood from that cherry tree.
From thereon, in between raising a family and watching the four of them excel in everything they did, receiving advanced degrees ourselves, managing our own careers, we just kept on writing.
For a period of time, local publishers printed and bound the books. Later, we trained in desktop publishing about the same time Ken was recovering from cancer surgery. After learning to design and print our books on Adobe software, we purchased a high end printer. We then printed our books and had them bound by Spring Prairie Printing near Hawley, MN.
Book publishing is a hobby for us; it is not a for profit enterprise.
Lucille is a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Lucille was a high school business, typing, and English teacher. Prior to all this she had been a highly respected secretary to executives in Lutheran institutions. She has always had a deep love for reading as well as remarkable skills in editing.
Kenneth is a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Kenneth was a pastor for forty-five years, a psychotherapist for forty-two years, and an adjunct clinical professor in a medical school for forty years. Many of his clients in his private practice were professional people. Those same years he was called upon to serve as a consultant to a few corporations and church organizations.
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