Who Are We?

Kendall Neff Publishing (KNP) is a new publishing house operating on the principals of our mission statement. Its name comes from the combination of our owner's two grandfathers: Elmer L. Kendall and Elmer R. Neff. Elmer and Elmer each had fine children, just not the right grandchildren. One Elmer had sons who didn't have sons, and the other Elmer had a son who only had a daughter. Both branches of our owner's family tree were chopped off. This is her way of honoring that tree.

Our owner, Tana N. Thompson, Ph.D., was a faculty member in several universities over a career in higher education for some 30 years, teaching management and computer information systems. Once retired, she wanted to try out her "creative" rather than her "logical" brain for a change, to develop and enjoy the world without computer precision. Her version 2.0 life includes photography, travel, reading, stained and fused glass, jewelry making, and being "mom" to 4 fantastic 4-footed dog children (2 snobby registered breeds and 2 rescues who haven't a clue what they are).

Tana's husband Ken was the love and joy of her life for 26 years. She recently lost him from a quick illness of 28 hours. Ken was involved in this first project of KNP and first drew the "rainbow" in "Why Dogs Are" on a paper towel! Sadly, he didn't live to see it published. Ken's children and grandchildren remain close to Tana as she starts a new chapter in her life through KNP.