Susan Schadt Press, an artisan publishing house, chronicles legacies through the signature combination of storytelling and photography.


Susan Schadt Press was established in February 2015 by Susan Schadt, former president and CEO of ArtsMemphis, a 50-year-old non-profit arts funding organization. While with ArtsMemphis, Schadt founded Wild Abundance Publishing where she authored and edited: First Shooting Light; Wild Abundance; A Million Wings and MEMPHIS: Sweet, Spicy And A Little Greasy. Upcoming books launching fall 2016: The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table; Shelby Farms Park, Elevating a City: The Improbable Journey of America’s Great 21st Century Urban Park and Reel Masters: Chefs Casting About With Timing & Grace.

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The Chubby Vegetarian:
100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes For The Modern Table

Is about moving vegetables from side dish to the center of the plate, seeing the possibilities inherent in each beautiful vegetable and realizing its potential. Most of all it's about making delicious food that happens to be vegetarian. From the authors of The Southern Vegetarian Cookbook and The Chubby Vegetarian blog. Foreword by P. Allen Smith.

Launching Fall 2016

Decoys to Decoratives: The Development of America's Original Art Form

A two volume photographic journal of decorative bird carvings from The Miller Collection of wildlife art. This notable collection of national award winning decoys and decorative bird carvings represents more than 200 artists, including internationally renowned carvers William Schultz, John Scheeler, Ron Tepley and
Jett Brunet.

Launching Spring 2017


Shelby Farms Park: Elevating a City: The Improbable Journey Of America's Great 21st Century Urban Park

The unlikely story of how the 3,200 acre footprint of a former prison in the heart of Memphis became a leading American urban park and how personal leadership refused to settle for “good enough”. Authored by Tom Jones with contributions by nationally known park experts and Shelby Farms Park leaders including James Corner, Alex Garvin, Peter Harnik and Laura Morris. Photography By Justin Fox Burks and Murray Riss. 

Launching Fall 2016

Reel Masters: Chefs Casting About With Timing & Grace

Through photographs, recipes and voices of seasoned angling chefs this cookbook anthology tells the stories of fishing backwaters, bayous and bays and the lure of fishing in unspoiled beauty, fierce and fun. Featuring Jeremiah Bacon, John Besh, Walter Bundy, Bryan Caswell, John Currence, Kelly English, Chris Hastings, Donald Link, and Kevin Wilman.

Launching Fall 2016



Published 2008

First Shooting Light features historic interviews and extraordinary photographs by nationally renowned artist Murray Riss in this mystical journey through a unique part of the country. This one-of-a-kind chronicle recognizes time-honored traditions, celebrates the camaraderie of the hunt and offers unprecedented access to some of the finest hunting clubs in the South. Foreword by Paul Tudor Jones.

Published 2010

Wild Abundance, a salute to the best of the sporting South celebrates the unique culture of hunting clubs. Blending photography, stories and recipes, this volume celebrates the gift of food and the relationships and legacy of our Southern culture. Featuring chefs: John Besh, Karen Carrier, John Currence, Derek Emerson, Kelly English, Martha Foose, Alex Grisanti, Donald Link, & Lee Richardson. Photography by Lisa Buser.

Published 2012

A Million Wings takes readers inside the Mississippi Flyway's finest duck hunting clubs. From some of the country's most historic properties in the St. Louis area to the duck havens of the Delta, all the way down to the stunning scenery of coastal south Louisiana, this book is a true testament to the beauty of the sporting South. Foreword by Davis Love III. Photography by Lisa Buser.


Published 2014

MEMPHIS: Sweet , Spicy And A Little Greasy, 34 Chefs support the arts with fresh fare and raw talent during the ArtsMemphis 2013 Culinary Series. From the unpolished to the refined, the blues to ballet, food trucks to fine dining, revel in this city’s one of a kind spirit and share seventy recipes and countless imaginative entertaining tips.