Welcome to the True North Publishing website. My name is Lynn Drake and I’m a writer at heart, an avid reader, and always looking for ways to improve myself.

I’ve read thousands of books in my life, some great, some not so great, and find few things more exciting than a book I can’t put down, a book that keeps me up way too late at night.

I finished the final draft of my first book Do You Speak Lease? Finding and Negotiating your own commercial lease, in the early months of 2017.  I quickly learned that writing the book is only part of the equation; publishing is an entirely different process, and takes a lot of time. Knowing I have several more books bobbing around in my head, I decided to create a publishing company for my own books, and an avenue to share the books that taught, inspired, and took me on adventures from my living room.

The site covers the categories of books I find most enjoyable and most beneficial, including: Business, Fiction, Health, Personal Development, Real Estate (commercial and residential), and lastly the beloved stories from my childhood. The links will take you directly to a cart where your order will be placed through Amazon.  We are an Amazon affiliate so you can use your prime membership for free shipping.  If you would like to sign up for Prime, click the following link. Get Prime Now.

The blog will share our thoughts on many of the books we’ve read and recommend; you can follow us here, on LinkedIn, or on our Facebook page.

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Happy Reading and let us know if you like the books!






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About Do You Speak Lease

Lynn Drake, backed by over 2,000 commercial real estate transactions, has written this easy-to-use eye-opening guide for all do-it-yourself enthusiasts and even for aspiring real estate agents. She addresses what can happen when the deal points are not fair and how devastating they can be, as well as providing solutions to your real estate woes and questions.

With clear-cut definitions of real estate jargon and true life scenarios, this guide is for real estate dummies and geniuses; for rookies and pros; for those who are need to lease an office, industrial or retail space, as well of those who have been frustrated with the process of finding a commercial space.