About Us

Southern Lion Books, Inc. is a small independent press dedicated to bringing regional books into print. We assist individual authors and historical groups with custom publishing and printing services. Southern Lion Books was founded in 1998 by J.H. (Hank) Segars, author and editor of popular books about the American South. Mr. Segars has worked diligently to bring Southern Lion Books to the reputation it enjoys today. After careful consideration Mr. Segars sold the business to author Charles McClain and his family in January, 2013. Charles, as author, and his daughter-in-law Tania, as illustrator, have successfully published (through Southern Lion Books) three children’s books with several more in a series of “Big Jake” books to follow. She also works with Charles meeting with authors who are ready to publish a first-time book or re-print their existing books.

Southern Lion Books is committed to working with authors who are nervous or unsure about showing their manuscripts for publication. Having been in that same position about three years ago ourselves, we received assurance from Hank that our stories were indeed worthy of publication. We, therefore, want to assist other beginning authors with their projects all the while striving for excellence in the finished product.

The publishing interests of Southern Lion Books cover a broad range of subject matter to include:

  • Historical Publications
  • Out-of-Copyright and Antiquarian Reprints
  • Family History and Genealogy Books
  • Church and County Histories
  • New Author submittals: Fiction and Non-fiction
  • Children's Books

Charles, his wife Debbie, Tania, her husband Charlie and daughters Ellie and Mia, live in Madison Georgia. Both families are active members of Sandy Creek Baptist Church where Charles is a Deacon and he and Tania each teach a Sunday School class.

Please contact Charles McClain [email protected] or 706-474-1667 or Tania McClain [email protected] or 678-491-4456 for all your publishing needs.

“Don’t Wait – Let’s Get Started – You Can Do It – With Our Help!”