About Us

For many years Patrick Gallagher, the proprietor of Green Isles Press, has been providing publication design and production services for his family, friends, and fellow poets. Accustomed to collaboration, Patrick will be happy to facilitate your publication project from concept into publication in paper or digital media. To discuss your project contact Patrick at publisher@greenislespress.com.

In the mean time, please feel free to enjoy other features of the site, which like all useful websites will be adding relevant material as time goes on. Some of the books Patrick Gallagher has contributed to by authorship, editing, or design and that are available for purchase from Green Isles Press are listed on this website. A specialty of Green Isles Press is desktop publishing, in which a book is composed in final form on a computer, then printed from the computer. A description of the process and tools of desktop publishing is provided here.

Publications for sale may be ordered by email to publisher@greenislespress.com.

Green Isles Press is a personal project of Patrick Gallagher, known away from literature as Dr. W. Patrick Gallagher. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Penn State and M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. His education also includes graduate  study in Philosophy at San Jose State University, where he passed the qualifying exam for an M. A. in Philosophy, but did not complete a dissertation or the degree.

Dr. Gallagher had a long career in industry, continuing after his retirement as a contract technical writer and editor. His interest in computers and photography evolved into expertise in desktop publishing, and his writing of Japanese short form poetry led to experience in writing, designing, editing, and publishing books in that genre. In recent years he has provided help to other writers in editing and preparing their works for conventional or independent publishing.