Korongo is the imprint of Sara Tucker and Patrick Texier—writers, publishers, workshop leaders, and providers of author services.
Patrick and Sara used to run safaris in Tanzania; now they make books. A Korongo, in Swahili, is a ravine.
Korongo began as the publishing arm of the Greater Randolph Senior Center. Our first books were 60-page memoirs by grandmothers and grandfathers; our equipment was a desktop printer, a guillotine, and a staple gun. Since then, we have produced everything from cookbooks to poetry collections. Some of our books are "for the grandkids," and others sell thousands of copies.
Our groups are small, and we mix everyone together—young and old; beginners and pros; writers of fiction and family histories.
The best way to advance a work-in-progress.
How to start a writing group, how to finish your novel, how to get unstuck, why write at all . . . and much, much more.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
“I started writing at Korongo, and I couldn’t stop—the words just poured out. I finally had to get a computer to keep up.”
“Before there was Korongo there was Sara and Patrick. For the better part of four years, Sara guided and encouraged me while I wrote My Annie and my own alphabetical memoir. When I decided to privately publish My Annie, Patrick made it simple, easy and beautiful.”
“Korongo helped me write, illustrate, and publish many family stories that otherwise would have been lost or forgotten.”