Welcome

WordSlinger Press was founded in 1992, originally focusing on parenting-related subjects. Although that is still our focus, we have expanded into fiction as well. Our authors and titles have been featured on major news magazine programs such as The Today Show and CBS This Morning, as well as on network television talk shows on ABC, NBC, CBS and PBS. A few reviews of our titles:


"A brilliantly lean book . . . enthusiastically recommended." [Starred review]

- Library Journal

(reviewing STEP PARENTING: 50 One-Minute DOs & DON'Ts for Stepdads & Stepmoms)


"Showers the anxious parent with information on methods and resources for adoption."

- Booklist, American Library Association

(reviewing ADOPTING IN AMERICA: How to Adopt Within One Year)


"The appeal of Hicks’s titles are their concise and direct approach. That said, the power of his words is not diluted, and the guidance is richly conveyed. VERDICT: Highly recommended for public library collections.

- Library Journal

(Reviewing PARENTING: 50 One-Minute DOs & DON'Ts for Moms & Dads)


"Educational and empowering . . . No-nonsense, matter-of-fact advice while using a compassionate approach."

- Publishers Weekly

(reviewing ADOPTING IN AMERICA: How to Adopt Within One Year)


"Hicks has produced an outstanding crime novel, a perfect follow-up to THE BABY GAME, which won the Gumshoe Award."

- Library Journal

(reviewing Baby Crimes)


"Hicks is a nimble writer."

- Booklist

(reviewing Baby Crimes)


"This is practical advice that both the stepparent and existing parent can instantly put to use."

- Publishers Weekly (Booklife)

(reviewing STEP PARENTING: 50 One-Minute DOs & DON'Ts for Stepdads & Stepmoms)


"Breezy and beguiling offbeat thriller."

- San Diego Union Tribune

(reviewing Baby Crimes)


"Spins a good yarn, with character touches that echo classic private eyes."

- January Magazine

(reviewing Baby Crimes)


“Light, easy-to-read prose, self-deprecating humor and constant action place this first novel high on the must-have list.”

- Library Journal

(reviewing The Baby Game)


"What a delightful debut! Hicks has a great voice and a way of telling a mystery story . . . I couldn’t stop reading even if I’d wanted to.”

- Sarah Weinman

(reviewing The Baby Game) 


"A winning debut . . . The ride is fast, the resolution is satisfying and it’s got one of the best ‘first kiss’ scenes I’ve ever read. Enjoy this tale. I did.”

- T. Jefferson Parker (Edgar Award winning author)

(reviewing The Baby Game)


"A light and tasty treat . . . an engrossing mystery."

- Mystery Scene magazine

(reviewing The Baby Game)


"A breezy debut . . . a solidly entertaining mystery debut."

- Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

(reviewing The Baby Game)


"One of the most engaging debut novels I've read this year."

- Mystery News

(reviewing The Baby Game)


"Toby Dillon is a clean-cut, clean-living, nice guy with two non investigator jobs, a rarity in the mystery genre."

- Rocky Mountain News

(Reviewing Baby Crimes)


"Randall Hicks has the three vital ingredients for mega success: great narrative, humor and style. It's smart, sassy and with a treat of compassion. Best of all, Hicks has that rarest of all qualities, he's even better on your second reading."

- Ken Bruen (Shamus Award winning author)

(reviewing Baby Crimes)




Some of the leading newspapers in the nation have cited our books as authority, including The New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times and Los Angeles Times.


Links (because most of our topics concern parenting, step parenting and adoption, we have provided some helpful links below):

  • ChildWelfare.gov (The Child Welfare Information Gateway - U.S. Department of Health site offering tremendously detailed information about all aspects of adoption)
  • nacac.org (North American Council for Adoptable Children - focused on waiting children and parenting assistance)
  • resolve.org (Resolve is a national infertility organization frequently offering helpful information about adoption)
  • AdoptionAttorneys.org (American Academy of Adoption Attorneys - national organization of over 350 adoption lawyers)
  • StepparentAdoptionCenter.com (stepparent adoption information related to California)
  • Adoption101.com (exceptional advertising-free adoption site covering all aspects of adoption)
  • DaveThomasFoundation.org (Dave Thomas is the founder of Wendy's Restaurants, himself an adoptee, and his organization is dedicated to waiting children and those in foster care)
  • AdoptiveFamilies.com (Adoptive Families has an excellent magazine and website discussing many aspects of adoption)
  • StepparentBooks.com (a website offering reviews of many popular step parenting books)
  • cwla.org (Child Welfare League of America - assists neglected children and needy families)