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ABOUT Living Gold Press

Living Gold Press is located on the edge of the Klamath River in beautiful, sparsely populated far northern California. The sister-owned company was formed in 1996 with the goal of publishing non-fiction books with an emphasis on regional topics, especially history and nature. Jill Livingston and Kathryn Golden do the majority of the writing, photography, drawing, design, layout, and marketing themselves. They are part of a growing cadre of small publishers committed to quality and independence.

Living Gold Press is perhaps best known for their series of books on historic Highway 99. March, 2010 brought the long-awaited major revision and expansion of That Ribbon of Highway II, Highway 99 from Sacramento to the Mexican Border, a book several years in the making.The three book series traces the entire route of old US99 from Canada to Mexico. Jill and Kathryn at Living Gold Press Headquarters, 1953

In the nature genre, The Klamath River Bird Finder , a 304 page regional birding guide extensively researched by 30- year Klamath River resident Bob Claypole came out in April, 2004. This birding connection led to the 2005 publication of the third edition of Northwestern California Birds by Humboldt State University professor Stanley W. Harris. 2013 brought yet another LGP birding publication, Freeway Birding, San Francisco to Seattle by Ashland,OR author and supremely dedicated birder, Harry Fuller. This comprehensive 352 page book describes hundreds of biring sites within easy reach of the I-5 corridor, includes species lists and 104 detailed maps!

In 2004 Klamath River Access Guide, a handy guide for recreating along 150 miles of California's second biggest river, came out. This project was partially funded by the JEDI (Jefferson Economic Development Council) Stewardship Fund. They also received a grant for their educational coloring book/tour guide A Coloring Tour of Siskiyou County, A Guide for the Whole Family, published in Nov. 2006.

In 2003 the company took over the distribution of, and in 2006 the publishing of Mt. Shasta, California's Mystic Mountain and also entered into a partnership with Azalea Creek Publishing to sell Common Dragonflies of California. Author Kathy Biggs created this handy all-color pocket guide and Dragonflies of North America, a coloring and activity book popular with homeschoolers. Kathy also happens to be the sister of Bird Finder author Bob Claypole. Late in 2003 Living Gold Press started selling Mt. Shasta Sketchbook, the second in a three-part series drawn and written about our corner of California by Ft. Jones, CA resident John Jenott.

The company sells some other highway related merchandise, such as Highway 99 ball caps, and a line of durable vinyl window stickers.

Visit the great website Mt. Shasta Companion. by Linda Freeman, featuring Mt. Shasta, the Northern California jewel, near the home of Living Gold Press.