Founded in 2010 by former L.A Weekly publisher and community newspaper owner/editor, Judith A. Proffer (M17 Vice Chair), Huqua Press is a white glove publishing house to nurture talent and creativity and to make a meaningful difference in the process, develops titles that ignite and nurture the senses, feed the mind and nourish the soul. Huqua strives to create a home for writers who dream of impacting the world with their thoughts and prose, striking a compelling balance of information and inspiration. Huqua publications Illuminate, Inspire, Inform, Engage and Entertain.
Proffer’s twenty-five year newspaper career included nearly two decades in the alternative press (where she was publisher of LA Weekly) followed by co-ownership of the Sun Community Newspaper chain in Southern California. While at the LA Weekly she spearheaded the LA Weekly book imprint with St. Martin’s Press, sweetening her already growing interest in a new publishing paradigm.
Huqua Press primarily publishes cookbooks and children’s books but a diverse catalogue includes memoir, fiction and popular culture titles.
Huqua has released an illustrated children's book on "Dog & Butterfly" by Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart), along with a new, acoustic recording of this timeless hit.
Heart has a rabid fan base, are touring and continue to have strong relevance in the marketplace. Ann and Nancy are proactively promoting this titles via blogs, tweets, Facebook, website, personal appearances (live and in-store) as well as press.
The Huqua Press company mantra is "Small Press/Big Ideas".