I’m a Quaker and setting up Turnpike Press is my way of living the Quaker values. We publish books that encourage equality; we aim to make things simple; we are pacifists and truth and authenticity are key to our approach.

Our first book will need an index, and so I approached three professional indexers to see if they could help. One stood out and Sally and I clicked the moment we spoke. Only later did she reveal that she too is a Quaker.

Now the odds of my stumbling across a Quaker indexer were never great. I did not set out to do business with fellow Quakers, because that would be to show unfair bias.  I take the coincidence as a positive omen that Turnpike Press is in the right place, at the right time, and will help the right people have their vices heard.


Carl Byrne