Off Ramp Publishing began in 2005 as a way for its
founder, Lorraine Fisher, to forge her own career
path, while helping other aspiring writers publish
their books without the help of major publishing
houses, most of which do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
Lorraine was inspired to take the “off ramp” from
the traditional 8-to-5 workplace after realizing
that neither a full-time office career nor a part-time “punch
the clock” kind of job was ideal for her while
caring for her 10 month old daughter. So, she left
job at a nonprofit organization and founded her publishing
company. After reading an article in the Harvard Business Review and a report by the Center for Work-Life Policy,
Lorraine learned that hundreds of other highly qualified
women were also “opting-out” of the workforce,
dissatisfied with the support (or lack thereof) of
their employers and unsure how to get back on after
raising their families.
One of the goals of Off Ramp Publishing is to support
women in business, particularly those who juggle
career and family. We are proud of our alliances with other women writers, graphic designers, illustrators, , and women-owned printing companies. For more information on publishing fiction
or nonfiction through Off Ramp, please .