Momentum Ink Pressis a micro-publishing company run as a co-op by writer/owner Sidney Stark, her writing partner, Paul Pitcoff, and a flexible workforce of writing experts. Its mission is to publish works of fiction and memoir about unusual people living remarkable lives. We guarantee readers an authentic artistic vision unaffected by traditional commercial publishing tenets. Each potential work is carefully reviewed by a team of writing colleagues. Chosen manuscripts are edited, designed and illustrated by experienced professionals who work to bring their personal talents to the art of making books.

Momentum Ink Pressexpands beyond the traditional publishing role to include retreats for writers and artists of other genres, and public presentations of their work. Outreach through education is also a key component of its mission.

By selecting and reading an offering from Momentum Ink Press, you are joining and supporting a community of readers and writers dedicated to giving voice to talented authors unavailable through traditional commercial publishers. We hope you appreciate our books as much as we enjoy bringing them to you. Contact us here for more information.


Our Authors

Sidney S. Stark PhotoSidney S. Stark

Sidney S. Stark is the author of Certain Liberties, an historical fiction novel, and a book of personal essays, Twilight Perspectives, both published by Momentum Ink Press. All of her published titles are available on She has three other books in the works, including the sequel to Certain Liberties and a memoir. She runs a micro-publishing business with her writing partner, Paul Pitcoff, producing a small number of highly targeted books per annum. She has founded and led writing workshops and retreats sponsored by Momentum Ink Press in New York and Vermont. Her popular blog, The Unblocked! Writer, is read by over 4,000 followers, and continues to triple its following each year. Readers come from all over the US and abroad. Born in Manhattan, Sidney owns homes in both New York and Stowe, Vermont. She is a passionate supporter of the performing arts and young musicians wherever she lives. You can read more about her books here.


Paul Pitcoff

Paul Pitcoff is a partner of Momentum Ink Press and author of a forthcoming memoir of growing up in Greenwich Village under the spell of many family secrets related to the Cold War. In a former life, he was a film professor, and founding chair of the Department of Communications at Adelphi University. Paul produced and wrote dozens of award-winning documentary films. He and law colleague, Betsy Krebs, founded the Youth Advocacy Center to aid teens in foster care prepare for successful transition to adulthood. They authored, Beyond the Foster Care System, Rutgers University Press, 2006. His forthcoming memoir, Cold War Secrets, is due to be published in early 2020. 

Together with Sidney Stark, he currently leads a writing group and workshops at The New York Society Library as well as creative retreats for Momentum Ink Press.

Denise B. Dailey

Of French-Chilean origin, teacher-writer Denise B. Dailey holds a BS from McGill University and a MFA from Columbia University. Her travels to the seven continents with husband and children inform much of her writing. Publications include short stories in The sInk, The Catskill Literary Journal, Who Knew? and The Walton Writers’ Works; a travel journal, Listening to Pakistan: A Woman’s Voice in a Veiled Land; a biography of the Czech painter, Jan Emmerich Mikeska, Riko: Seductions of an Artist. In May 2019 she publisher her memoir, Leaving Guanabara, about her life as a child in Brazil during the Second World War. She has lectured on Pakistan at the NY State University in Oneonta, at the Cosmopolitan Club and at the National Arts Club, both in New York City, and on WSKG, National Public Radio’s affiliate. She reads from her works at the New York Society Library.

You can find her published books at her author page on