PixyJack Press

Explore non-fiction books that will help you thrive in, with and around nature. 

And a really good novel to escape this world!

Log Home Secrets of Success:

"Invaluable in helping sort through the hype and sometimes conflicting information that can befuddle and discourage log-home enthusiasts. I can think of no better place to start (or re-start) the quest for your own log home than in these pages."

Jim Cooper
former log-home builder and the author of Log Homes Made Easy

Living With Bears Handbook:

"If you live in bear country (and, unless you're an inner-city resident, you probably do), you owe it to bears to read this smart, useful and long-overdue book. Don't let them die because of your or your neighbors' mistakes."

Ted Williams
Editor-at-Large, Audubon, and Conservation Editor, Fly Rod & Reel

Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate: 

"...Even trained scientists will find something new in the personal, and often humorous, observations in these pages. This book is perfect reading for every inquisitive traveler to Costa Rica."

Rob Rachowiecki
author of Lonely Planet Costa Rica guidebook

Geo Power:

"Lloyd makes a complex subject accessible and helpful to a broad audience, from interested homeowners to system installers. A solid addition to all 'renewables' collections."

Robert Eagan
reviewer for Library Journal

We believe words are powerful and that a book in hand is empowering in ways the internet can't be. To really delve into a subject and glean some hard-won wisdom, read a good book.

Educational Materials Also Available

We make it easy for teachers, schools, organizations and other non-profits to buy direct from us: our store lists quantity discounts of books AND we offer a variety of educational materials (door hangers, pocket guides, study guides) to help educate and motivate your students and members. 

About Us

Rex and LaVonne Ewing


How we ended up here

In 1999, after publishing a best-selling book on horse nutrition, we relocated our new publishing company several miles off the beaten path to a place of breathtaking views and endless wildlife. But no utilities. And so we began the odyssey of handcrafting a home from a pile of trees and learned how to harness the sun and wind to provide the energy. We then transformed our hard-won knowledge into a couple of popular graphic-packed renewable energy books. Soon afterwards we added more authors to our lineup and expanded our range of topics. 

What we publish

PixyJack Press publishes non-fiction titles about nature...the wild and not-so-wild: 

renewable energy and sustainable living

log home planning and building

wildfire readiness and recovery

fire safety at home

bear smart advice

simple horse nutrition

Costa Rica nature and history

All in all, PixyJack Press is rather ‘green’ when it comes to our list of environmental titles and our reliance on renewable energy. Even Publishers Weekly took note of this unique combination in the article, "Green and Off the Grid," by Bridget Kinsella (2009). 

But since the real-life adoption of renewable energy transcends petty politics, readers never know that our authors come from both ends of the political spectrum; guilt trips are left at the door. 

Our authors

Every good book starts with an articulate, passionate author who effectively puts together thousands of words to inspire and inform.

Renewable Energy: Rex Ewing, Doug Pratt, Gregory McNamee, Donal B. Lloyd

Bears: Linda Masterson, Sylvia Dolson

Costa Rica: Jack Ewing

Fire & Wildfire: Einar Jensen, Linda Masterson

Log Homes: Roland Sweet, Rex Ewing

Horse Nutrition: Rex Ewing