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GLADEYE PRESS is an independent book publishing business. We are a husband and wife team with more than 50 years combined professional experience as editors and writers. We’re also deeply rooted in the region, both of us are native Oregonians and have lived, worked, and played along the coast, in the cities, smaller towns, and many of the places populated by little more than moss, ferns, and trees, or jackrabbits, juniper, and cattle. We love the Northwest. We understand that there are a great many special stories and so much we can all share about this place and we look forward to being a part of the storytelling. 

GLADEYE PREPUBLICATION SERVICES (GPS)  is our evaluation business designed for authors in the early stages of producing their books. With our combined professional book industry experience, we provide expert direction to help you successfully navigate the publishing jungle!


Visit or return to GPS to learn more about how this service can save you money, time, and aggravation!


Sharleen Nelson


Born in Portland, and a graduate (with honors) of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, Sharleen has edited more than 100 books and written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles on a huge range of topics. She has also served as an editor on a number of magazines in the travel, entertainment, education, science, and technology fields. An award-winning photographer, as well as an accomplished author, Sharleen has a passion for words and an appreciation for the rich cadence of good storytelling mixed with a vigorous obsession for good grammar and a keen interest in the history of the Northwest. She is the author of The Time Tourists and The Yesterday Girl.


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Jeff (J.V.) Bolkan


 Jeff is a native Oregonian raised in the Eugene-Springfield area. He’s been a professional writer and editor for nearly 30 years having worked on a number of magazines (both print and Internet-based) as an editor and a writer (more than 300 published magazine articles). He’s also been the book acquisitions editor for a medium-large (in excess of $1 million annual sales) academic press where he was involved in the publication of nearly 100 books. Jeff loves exploring the outdoors, and is passionate about the many ways we play and entertain ourselves in the Northwest.


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Books for everyone.




Literary Fiction

We publish great fiction regardless of genre. We look for the best fantasy, mystery, science fiction, suspense, romance, and more. Our current catalog includes a cozy mystery series, a genre-busting fantasy series about a time- traveling sleuth, and a fantastic title that combines science fiction and philosophy with nonstop action!


Memoirs, essays, and other writings about people, places, and events that have and continue to shape the region. Current projects include family stories about midwestern immigrants that settled in Oregon during the 1930s, and one woman's story of her experiences living, teaching, dealing with culture shock and learning to love the native people in the villages of the Alaskan bush.

Contact Us

Tel 541.747.4514

Cel 541.359.5094


To learn how you can submit a manuscript, contact:

Jeff Bolkan




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