Newburn Drive Press is the newest leap into the publishing world from national award-winning author Vanita Oelschlager. After creating VanitaBooks, her successful children’s book publishing company, Vanita launched Newburn Drive Press with her first novel, Silent is the Magpie, and included her first poetry book, Air Mask.


Now, Vanita presents a journaling book trifecta; Signposts on the Road to Wellville, Write with Me to Keep What Matters in Mind and now: And Miles to Go Picking up Speed, the third volume in her journaling collection. 


Available October, 2020. Feast your heart on this trove of great world voices and journal your path to what can be your best years yet—Retirement. And Miles to Go Picking up Speed, is the third of Vanita Oelschlager’s spirited and reflective journals. Studies of life-stages concur that our years after age 60 stand to be life’s happiest. The smart ‘life traveler’ will step thoughtfully. Discerning and entertaining sayings spring to life over beautifully-partnered photographs, becoming friends by your side and the wind at your back.  Order now

- Vanita Oelschlager

Available now. Vanita hits a home run with, Signposts on the Road to Wellville. Signposts is an illustrated journal packed with deeply personal observations and inspirational quotes from Vanita and several notable authors, mystics and humanitarians. Created as an encouragement guide for the road to recovery, Signposts on the Road to Wellville inspires, prompts and encourages readers to journal the journey. Don't miss it!

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"I did my best. I regret nothing."

Air Mask is included in the permanent collection of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University and also, the Denver Art Museum's AIGA Design Archives.

Poems of Passion, Love, Life & Survival

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Silent is the Magpie

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Signposts on the Road to Wellville

“Jamie Barlow leans over the gas tank of her Harley, pushing it into turns at speeds significantly above the posted 50 mph limit. As the farmhouses and occasional trailers blur by the roadside, she knows a sixty-something helmetless widow ripping down these back roads like an escaped convict will cause some tongues to wag. She doesn’t care. Let them talk. They always had. They always would.”

MS is hard on everyone–the person who lives with the disease and those who live with the person with the disease. Its toll on family caregivers can be especially hard. As a wife and caregiver, Vanita knows exactly how hard it can be. She's captured those experiences and emotions in Air Mask, her first book of poetry.

Air Mask is a record of trial and triumph, both Vanita's and her husband's. It reaches out to those who have been tested by the daily struggles of living with multiple sclerosis and other chronic diseases.

​​Available now. Vanita scores again with Write with Me to Keep what Matters in Mind, her second book for journaling. This photo-illustrated volume is an uplifting guide to keep us steady on our life path. With inspirational quotes from Vanita and friends–notable authors, leaders and humanitarians–Write with Me helps us avoid the pot holes as we travel homeward on Recovery Road. Journal the journey with trusted friends–a must-have.