About Us

About Us

Neil Klassen—graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Education degree, with a Fine Art specialty. He has taught Art, History and English at the high school level. Neil has also worked as a graphic designer and art director in the print media and publishing industry for more than twenty-five years. Neil has designed several book projects for Judson Lake House, as well as for other clients.

Selma Willms Turner—graduated from UBC with degrees in Home Economics and Dietetics. She has taught Home Economics and Food Safe course, done food research and worked as a manager in food services for more than thirty years. Selma has co-authored and published two recipe/story books, as well as managed book publishing projects for several other clients.

Bill Glasgow—consults on graphic design for publications and book projects. His passion is designing a producing books. Bill has worked on may book projects, from full colour cookbooks to a large format, lavishly illustrated book on the Fraser River, from personal and corporate histories to a pictorial history of the city of Chilliwack. Many of Bill’s books have won prizes, including two Lieutenant Governor’s Awards.


James R. Coggins is a professional writer and editor based in Abbotsford, B.C. He served as an editor for 19 years with the Mennonite Brethren Herald and for shorter periods with B.C. Christian News and The Light. His freelance editorial work has included everything from books to doctoral theses. He has had five books of his own published, including his doctoral thesis in history and three John Smyth murder mysteries. His work has been published in a wide variety of periodicals from Reader’s Digest to Christianity Today. He established Mill Lake Books in 2012.

For further information:
Email: jrc@coggins.ca
Website: www.coggins.ca
Blog: jamescoggins.wordpress.com