Welcome, Echo Garrett. Please tell us who you are.
I’m a 40-year journalist and that’s been the majority of my career. I’ve been a magazine editor, an author, a ghostwriter, a book coach, a content provider, copywriter, and now a book publisher as the CEO of Lucid House Publishing in partnership with my son, Connor Judson Garrett. He originally started Lucid House to publish his own work and publish for a few friends (he’s a poet and a novelist). I became involved in Lucid House Publishing in 2020.
I wanted to create a different sort of book publishing house. The wide range of genres represented by Lucid House reflects my curiosity and taste. I limit the number of authors to those who write books that I believe could inspire movies, video series, documentaries. and/ or the academic community The other requirement: You also have to be as kind as you are talented to join our little group. I’ve never been one to want to be put in a box, and I encourage our authors to pursue whatever stories speak to them without limiting themselves to one genre. Most importantly, I plan to support Lucid House authors for the long-haul. I’m too busy and I work so hard that I need to enjoy the people I’m working with. And I love our authors. They’re all amazing people. They’re just super-talented. Kind. I couldn’t ask for a better group of people.
Read the full interview with Echo Garrett in The Blue Mountain Review, May 2023.