Welcome from the Wild River Consulting & Publishing Team

Ned Bachus, author Open Admissions

“My publishers Joy Stocke and Kimberly Nagy from Wild River Books are the dedicated handmaidens to The Last Daughter of Prussia. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with them. They have encouraged and nurtured The Last Daughter of Prussia every step of the way.”

“A terrific speechwriter, Kimberly Nagy worked diligently with me to prepare customized speeches for specific audiences, which helped me to deliver dynamic talks.”


Marina Gottleib Sarles

Author, The Last Daughter of Prussia

Raquel Pidal, Managing Editor at Wild River, did far more than what I’d expected; she opened my eyes to possibilities in my manuscript that I had not fully grasped until I read her evaluation.

Focusing on audience, organization and meaning in both practical and cosmic ways, she helped me see it anew. I remember thanking her and using the late Andre Dubus’s term “secular sacraments” to describe the gifts that writers/editors, like Ms. Pidal, give to fellow writers.

Ned Bachus

Author, Open Admissions

From the moment we agreed to have Wild River publish our upcoming book If These Stones Could Talk we have felt a sense of security knowing that Kim Nagy understood why we wanted to write our book about the African American presence in Hopewell Valley and surrounding area.

Wild River has guided us through our many years of research, and assisted us in putting our thoughts, words and information in chronological order.

Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck

Author, If These Stones Could Talk

Our Team

Joy E. Stocke & Kimberly Nagy Welcome to Wild River Consulting & Publishing, where we partner with writers, companies and storytellers to bring their vision, voice and stories to fruition, whether through a speech, a book, or a compelling media platform. We provide a roadmap tailored to each client’s goals—and walk alongside new and established...

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Our Mission

Wild River Books’ hybrid model of publishing combines the high editorial and cover design standards and cultivated author branding strategies of traditional publishing with self-publishing models that give authors more expedient and flexible timelines, greater control of their final work while continuously offering rigorous editorial direction, critical feedback and PR consulting that help authors reach...

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Our History

Our History Denise Petti, Raquel Pidal, Joy Stocke, Kim Nagy with Scott McVay How a Literary Magazine Grew Into a Publishing Business Beyond the Glass Ceiling | Women, Collaboration and how two women grew a successful publishing company from grass roots When Wild River Consulting & Publishing, LLC, owners Joy Stocke and Kim Nagy first...

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Our Press Room

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