About Tales Press
After establishing a cultural journalism project in southeastern Illinois called Tales from the General Store and publishing a periodic magazine of historical features about the general store era of the early 20th century for more than ten years, educator, writer and editor Ray Elliott started an offshoot publishing company in 1998 called Tales Press.
Its purpose is to continue and to extend the original project's mission of preserving
the history and culture of the Midwest by publishing non-fiction memoirs and
works of fiction that document and reveal something meaningful and worthwhile
about the human condition.