About Us


Who We Are

This is a family business, where all the authors are both writers and illustrators.

We belong to several professional organizations, including the Children's Book Council (CBC), the International Literacy Association (ILA), the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association (MIBA), and the Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA).

What We Do

We create stories for kids of all ages, and we thoroughly enjoy the letters that arrive from children, teachers, parents, and grandparents around the world. We feel grateful that our books have received medals or finalist positions in the the Foreword INDIES, the Mom's Choice Awards, the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, the Wishing Shelf Book Awards, the INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, and the Shelf Unbound Writing Competition.

When We Began

We started when we were kids, making simple books with crayons, tape, and construction paper. Our mom encouraged us by saying, “Oh, this is good!” We suspect she was trying to keep us out of her hair because she would always add, “Make another one!”


We are sorry to say we are not accepting unsolicited submissions at this time.


We provide free shipping within the United States. As for international shipping, we are sorry to say it is unavailable at this time.

We accept orders online via PayPal. Orders are usually processed and mailed within 24 hours, but occasionally this step may take two to three business days. Once your package is on its way, it may take 7 to 10 business days to reach you. All our shipping is by Media Mail.

For assistance with orders, you can always email us at donovankw@aol.com or call 1.507.753.2343 from 9:00am-5:00pm Central Time, Monday through Friday.

Also, if you are interested in discounts for large volume purchases, please email us at  info@skycandlepress.com, and we will be happy to help you.


If you are not satisfied with your purchase from our site, you may return it within seven days of receiving our product. Please send your return to: Jane Donovan; Sky Candle Press; 297 County Road 89; Zumbro Falls, MN 55991. Be sure to include the original order number and hang on to your return tracking number, so you can confirm that your order has made it back to our company. Please note that you are responsible for the return shipping costs. Once your return is received, a credit will be issued to you via PayPal.

Booksellers who order in bulk from us have a longer time span for returns, for we know they will need to try the books on their shelves for a while, to see if they will sell. Booksellers, please email us at  info@skycandlepress.com if you would like more information about large orders and returns.