Beagle Bay, Inc. is a small but rapidly growing publishing services company based in Reno, Nevada. Beagle Bay publishes select titles under the imprints Beagle Bay Books and Creative Minds Press. Additionally, we are a distributor of several other fine small publishers. The company adds one quality title every two-three months--so watch our website for new arrivals. As of Summer 2009, we have 32 titles in our catalog.
Beagle Bay's titles have been published in many countries around the world, including Germany, Italy, Russia, Thailand, Taiwan and China. The world of books is changing and we are changing with it by exploring and implementing a wide variety of new media options for getting fiction and non-fiction content to readers worldwide.
Robin and Jacqueline Simonds started the business in 2000, then moved to Nevada and reincorporated in 2001. Their very barky beagle, Bertie, is their not-too-silent partner and inspiration for the name Beagle Bay. Their first title was Jacqueline’s first novel, Captain Mary, Buccaneer about a woman pirate in the 18th century Caribbean. Captain Mary was loosely based on the real pirate women Anne Bonny and Mary Read. The Simonds learned so much and enjoyed publishing to such an extent that they decided to make it a full-time business.
The Simonds and Bertie have been featured in several Reno Gazette Journal articles and in Reno Magazine and Reno News & Review. Jacqueline Church Simonds has made many contributions to publishing and other types of media.