Stories that are Brave + True

At Life in 10 Minutes Press, we’ve Made it our mission to publish the books we want to see in the world.

The titles we seek out are brave, beautiful, raw, heartfelt and vital. We are especially passionate about memoir by women and nonbinary writers, nonfiction that challenges the status quo & boundary-breaking books of all genres.

All books published with Life in 10 Minutes Press are carefully chosen to support our mission and reflect our commitment to promoting fresh, engaging, high-quality storytelling

Meet Our Press Team

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Valley Haggard, Founder.

Valley always dreamed of growing up to be a famous reader. As the founder of Life in 10 Minutes she has achieved her life's goal, and then some. After telling one of her students that Life in 10 Minutes would love to help her publish her story, she texted the three wonder women editing, proofing, and laying out her own book: Claire, Elizabeth, and Llewellyn. Do you want to start a press? she asked. Within hours all three texted back YES, and Life in 10 Minutes Press was born. Valley is the chief cheerleader and champion launch party thrower. She can't wait to read, love, share, and celebrate your book.

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Llewellyn Hensley,  Creative Director.

Llewellyn uses images, typography, and form to make beautiful vehicles for ideas. As creative director at Life in 10 Minutes Press, Llewellyn works with writers and editors to construct graphic design and book layouts that clarify stories, structures, and narrative content. Her combination of interests and experiences form a strong toolkit for thinking about space, hierarchy, and detail. Llewellyn is busting with excitement about designing the multiverse of projects at Life in 10 Minutes Press.

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Elizabeth Ferris, Executive Editor.

As the executive editor of Life in 10 Minutes Press, Elizabeth oversees the the editorial, design, and production process for our books. She also likes to get her hands dirty with proofreading, copyediting, to-do-list making. Elizabeth’s perfect world is one in which every beautiful book has its birthday. She sees her work with Life in 10 Minutes Press as part of making that perfect world a reality.

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Claire Lewis, Managing Editor.

As a managing editor at Life in 10 Minutes Press, Claire guides authors through the editorial, design, and production process. She also wrangles punctuation, perfects copy, and tries her best to keep her email inbox under control. Claire is honored to be a part of the Life in 10 Minutes team, and can't wait to help make your literary dreams come true.


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We’re committed to choosing books based on merit, not market. Donations help support our mission of giving a home to books that are brave, beautiful, heartfelt, and vital.

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Valley, Elizabeth, and Claire also offer one-on-one sessions for writers working on books, essays, and more! We love providing positive support and gentle pushes toward your writing goals.

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