About Sociosights Press

Sociosights Press was founded at 2:00 am on a cold February evening in 1998 at the now defunct Kinko's copying shop on Bee Caves Road in Austin, Texas. Founder Debra Winegarten was working with her mentor and book designer, Anne Singleton Blocker, finishing the company's first book, "Strong Family Ties: The Tiny Hawkins Story."

As they were putting the finishing touches on the book, Anne turned to Debra and asked, "What's the name of your company?" Debra thought for a moment and said, "Well, I want it to have something to do with sociology and something to do with insights...I know, Sociosights!" And so Sociosights Press was born.

The Press is proud to publish award-winning books that fulfill the company's mission: transforming society, one story at a time.