The Happy Hammock releases second book!


Fans of the delightful book, The Happy Hammock, have been clamoring for the continuing story. And book two is finally here!

The Happy Hammock Adventure Continues…

Kathrin and John have a 3-D rendering of their dream casa they want to build on their property in the town of Libé, Mexico. Trouble is…they have no way to pay for it.

Kathrin tries everything—short of a bank heist—to secure the funds until a twist of fate intervenes. Once the money has been found, a new host of problems ensue. What is it to be the “boss lady” to a Mexican building crew? How do you furnish a casa with a color-obsessed friend while avoiding a taboo topic from the past? What do you do when a real disaster strikes? Can her marriage survive all these stresses?

Secrets are uncovered, crimes are committed, and love is challenged in the continuing saga of The Happy Hammock.

Advance Praise for Book 2 of The Happy Hammock

I loved this book. Every page is like an adventure, not knowing what would go wrong next. The author’s sense of humor bounces off the pages and makes building a house seem exciting yet challenging. Thank you for sharing your journey through your words and here’s wishing The Happy Hammock many blissful years. I enthusiastically look forward to the next one!

      – Aileen Friedman, author of My Heart and You

I loved the first book and I wasn’t sure how much I’d like this one. You know – sequels, right? I was pleasantly surprised. It’s good, it’s very good. It’s entertaining and kept me in the story from the first few pages. I got caught up with the progress of the couple and truly did not know how it would turn out. The characters are believable and flawed, the scenery is spectacular, and the writing is strong. A great escapism read

– Martin Crosbie, author of My Temporary Life trilogy

Building your dream house in your happy place can be a challenge. The Happy Hammock Builds a House is about the journey to get there and more. Lie back and enjoy the fun!

 – Edmond Gagnon, author of the Norm Strom Crime Series

What better series to read poolside than The Happy Hammock? The sequel, The Happy Hammock Builds a House, continues the humorous ups and downs (and insights) as Kathrin and John try to build their Mexican dream casa by the sea. Read it for the fun or the how-to!

– Michele Hall, author of How to Pick the Perfect Roommate

This beach town’s characters, idiosyncrasies, rhythms and magical moments shine through in lovely Technicolor, amid practical advice on building a dream home in Mexico.

    – David Kilmer, author of A Peril to Myself and Others

New Imprints – New Way to Publish!


Welcome to Buddha Press and its imprints. We have a different model of publishing.
We are committed to publishing great works from new and seasoned writers. Our authors will retain 100% copyrights and 100% of their royalties. This includes all three of its publishing imprints:

Ideally, we want writers who are in the middle or beginning of their process and working with our story coaches or developmental editors. Unlike traditional publishers, we find it is not necessarily best to have a finished manuscript. To get the best results we want hard working writers who want to be both appreciated and challenged. The product must be at its best in order to be published by Buddha Press, but we also develop authors, coach them to take the reins of their own career, develop meaningful projects in order to live an author’s life. Go to our submissions page to learn more.

2nd Planet Book by Larry Berglund: Plan It for Our Planet


Book one by Larry Berglund and now…

Larry Berglund is the author of Good Planets are Hard to Buy which gets rave reviews on Amazon. His new book, currently only available in eBook, is Plan It for Our Planet, and indeed, has a plan to save the planet and it starts with business and government and you. Plan It for Our Planet will be appreciated by students of supply management, government and business people who have ever had to buy anything from office supplies to infrastructure products. It will also be enlightening to anyone who is interested in ways to do right by humanity and the planet. They will get great value from this book, great information and great hope.

New Submissions!


Accepting new submissions!

Buddha Press is connected to the VSW: Vancouver and Victoria Schools of Writing. We publish the best of VSW’s students work and generally publish non-fiction, but we do open up to submissions for publishing from the general public. Now is one of those times.

We also publish fiction works under a different publishing arm, but you may submit here.

If you have a book you are interested in publishing please submit using these guidelines and answer the questions requested.

If we do not publish your book we can help you get it ready for publishing or show you how to successfully self-publish.



Great True Story – New Book in the Ready


It has been many years since Michael de Jong hung out with Mother Teresa. He told me that the first encounter he had with the soon to be announced Saint, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, was when she held her hand up with all fingers spread wide. She said to him, while using her fingers to count out each of her words,”You – do – this – for – me!” “Me,” she quickly explained to him was not herself, but God. Soon de Jong was given his first assignments in working for Mother Teresa and would return to work with her for another seven years.  Prior to that fateful day de Jong takes us on his journey of a searching and unhappy man after a lifetime of pursuing the almighty buck. His adventure takes him across many parts of India pursuing false gurus before finding himself and his inner peace is the slums of Calcutta, assisting the work of a remarkable woman in the name of God.


Buddha Press’ Niche, Philosophy and Symbol


Buddha Press was created to help enlightened non-fiction authors get their books published in all electronic formats, for print-on-demand and paper books for direct sales. It is connected to the Vancouver School of Writing whose mission it is to empower new authors in the incredible potential of the electronic age.

Buddha Press DOES NOT publish New Age Books only.  Au contraire, we believe a Zen path is to stay open to all things. We are not higher than thou. Just like the old Buddhist caution, if you meet the Buddha on your path, kill him, if we were to proclaim that we were a publishing path to only the spiritually enlightened, then we have lost it.  That said, we do have a niche.

Our niche is non-fiction books whose authors fall into one or more of these categories:

  • Writers
  • Speakers
  • Artists
  • Coaches
  • Healers
  • Fabulous Entrepreneurs (all of above)

The symbol for the Buddha Press is from actual figurines (their relative sizes were altered) which were separate “gifts” that used to sit on either end of a well-known BP author’s desk, until one day she put them together and a big Aha! went up to the heavens and the A to Zen book series and Buddha Press was born.  Not wanting to just publish one authors’ great ideas, it became the symbol for all Aha! non-fiction authors.

New Books by Kathrin Lake


Kathrin Lake is the first published author through Buddha Press, with many other new and exciting writers to come.

Kathrin’s Books are:

From Survival to Thrival

Stop Procrastination, Fear and Anxiety

Writing with Cold Feet

The A to Zen of Writing

The A to Zen of Speech Writing