Bick Publishing House was founded in 1993 by Dale Carlson, ALA Notable Book Award author of Teen/YA books for such New York Publishers as Atheneum, Dutton, McGraw-Hill, Doubleday.

Author of over 60 books, adult and juvenile, fiction and nonfiction, Carlson received three ALA Notable Book Awards, the Christopher Award, the ForeWord Book of the Year Award, YALSA Nomination Quick Picks for Young Adults, New York Public Library Best Books for Teens, VOYA Honor Book. She wrote science, psychology, dialogue and meditation books for young adults, and general adult nonfiction. Forgeign rights to her books have been sold to Brazil, Spain, Poland, China, Japan, Korea, India, Turkey, Portugal, Holland and pending for France, Germany, Israel, Croatia, and Greece. Carlson lived and taught in the Far East: India, Indonesia, China, Japan. She taught writing here and abroad during part of each year.

For Teens and Young Adults, Bick Publishing sought to relate modern science and its ethics, communications arts, philosophy, psychology to the teenager’s world, so they can make their own responsible decisions about their own lives and future. The Life Sciences books in the series are presented with accessible texts, with glossary of terms, illustrations, index, resources, bibliography,websites.

For Adults, Bick created professional information to the general audience in mental illness and recovery, addictions and recovery, in the art of living with disabilities, and in wildlife rehabilitation.

“Writer Becomes Publisher, Stays Writer: The Bick House Back Story”
as seen in the December 2011 IBPA Independent

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Dale Carlson, Obituary, January 2022


Award Winning Nonfiction and Fiction for Young Adults and Adults
3 ALA Notable Books • Christopher Award
3 New York Public Library Best Books for Teens
VOYA Honor Book • YALSA Nominated Quick Picks for Teens
2 ForeWord Magazine Best Book of the Year Awards
International Book of the Month Selection
Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Who’s Who in America

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