THE LILLIUM PRESS was the brainchild of Elaine Bailey who began publishing books of poetry in 1991. Lillium Press began with: Pompadour and Pearls and A Patchwork of Poetry written in 1995; followed by Buttermilk Clouds in 1999. Then Lillium Press began to publish historical fiction and non-fiction: Explosion in Villa Rica in 2010; Tracks in 2011; The History of the Pony Club in 2011; and The 100 Day War in 2013; The History of Dark Corner Campbell County, Georgia in 2014; and The Draketown Tragedy in 2015. The press has several books on the history of northwest Georgia in the works.
All of these books are available at and

Explosion in Villa Rica  Tracks  Elaine Bailey  Pony Club  The 100 Day War  Ray Henderson 
The History of Dark Corner 

John Bailey
Draketown Tragedy
Patricia Lamar Mullinax

  Book Signings for 200 page book based on true events!

Draketown, Georgia, November 13, 1924, Alice Stewart is shot twice, once in the back, by moonshiners when she tries to stop them from abducting and horsewhipping her husband, Rev. Robert Stewart, for destroying their stills. She dies two days later, the first woman martyr of Prohibition. News of this tragedy sweeps the country.

Front Cover: Six-year-old Lorene, center, released the drape to unveil the monument to her mother, who was killed by moonshiners. The Ku Klux Klan purchased and erected the monument and was in charge of the unveiling ceremony.  
"See Facebook sites: Draketown Tragedy and Friends who Like Draketown Tragedy."
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 2-4:00 Haralson County Old Courthouse - 145 Van Wert Street, Buchanan, GA 30113   Saturday, November 21, 2015, 2-4:00 Tallapoosa Public Library - 388 Bowdon Street, Tallapoosa, GA 30176

January 19, 2016 The Douglas County Historical Society at the Old Courthouse Museum


March 13, 2016 New Georgia Public Library 

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 2-4:00 Hair Villa Salon 220 W. Montgomery Street, Villa Rica, GA 30180

April 9, 2016 Tallaposa Festival

October 24, 2016 - Paulding County Historical
April 12, 2016 Bowden Historical Society

October 14, 2016 Bremen and Haralson County Retired Teachers Association

December 4, 2016  Abraham Baldwin Chapter of Daughters of Revolutionary, Carroll County 

December 5, 2017: Elaine is pictured here with her book, Explosion in Villa Rica. She was a guest speaker at the 60th Anniversary Memorial Remembrance Garden Dedication held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Villa Rica.

Shown here are State House of Representative District 68 J. Collins, center, John B. Bailey and Elaine Bolden Bailey, both historical authors for Lillium Press Historical Books.

Lillium Press Historical Books authors, L-R are Elaine Bolden Bailey and

Patricia Lamar Mullinax.