Bordertown Publishing is an independent trade book publisher. 

How we started:

In January, 2016, Lillian McCloy celebrated her 90th birthday. For this momentous occasion, her daughter Johanna McCloy presented her with the following gift: she would transcribe, edit, and publish the memoir that Lillian had typed on her Selectric typewriter over 20 years ago.

Thus, Bordertown Publishing was created with Johanna McCloy as Managing Editor and Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant: Undercover & Overwhelmed as a CIA Wife and Mother as its first publication.

The memoir has received wonderful reviews and is often referenced as a book club favorite.

Next on the publishing roster: Dare to be Fabulous, featuring women’s personal stories of daring, joy, and empowerment.