My background is in photojournalism, and I worked for Tribune company for 20 years. I covered big stories in my career, but came to realize that there are too many stories out there that don’t get published. Real stories about real people who live in our communities. So I began a new career, as so many baby boomers are doing these days.
I started my publishing company in 2003 and have helped many authors get their stories published. In this short time we have published books on everything from a teacher and her classroom guinea pig to a history book about Florida’s lighthouses in the Civil War.
Judy Borich graduated from the University of North Florida, majored in art, minor in photography. When an internship at the Jacksonville Times Union became available, she jumped at the chance, got her first picture published, and since that day has worked as a staff photographer at the Bradenton Herald, The Orlando Sentinel, and the Ft Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. She ended her career in journalism in 2003, and resigned from her position of Assistant Director of Photography to re-connect with her first love: telling stories and taking pictures. Having lived in Florida all of her professional career, she now combines her love for family history, stories, photographs and Florida, and her passion for books, as a publisher for Middle River Press.
Bruce Borich has been involved in publishing his entire adult life. Starting as a photojournalist, he worked for several Florida newspapers, then returned to his first love, graphic design, as Art Director for Orlando Magazine. Expanding his publishing to book production, he has worked for several book and magazine publishers as Production Manager and Design Director. Now he is combining his love of storytelling and book publishing by starting Middle River Press, to help people tell their stories in high-quality books.