Rhiza (pronounced: rise -a) is the Latin word for the roots of a tree. A tree will not grow strong without a good foundation: strong roots. The name came after thinking about the necessity of having a strong foundation to build on.
The fruit of the tree is what people see, though, not the roots. Our new logo shows the tree and the leaves and is very alive and welcoming. That’s how I would like to see our books. They show the fruit of our faith, the fruit of our strengths as writers and creators. Still the message is in the stories, and those who have ears to hear will very likely get something.
Rhiza Press aims to publish exceptional stories and deliver fresh, family friendly titles in a wide variety of genres for all people who love books.
We made the decision to start afresh with Rhiza Press in order to reach not only the Christian market but the general wider audience, with great, family-friendly, real, natural and integrated stories that you can trust won't include any explicit content.
We want our books to show faith through the characters rather than telling the readers about the faith – in so many ways faith has to be experienced or welcomed, it (often) cannot be learnt.
- Rochelle Manners, Director of Rhiza Press