||S. Leigh Farmer writes
numerous fantasy, romance and erotic short stories, sharing the typewritten manuscripts only
with close friends and tolerant family members.
||An acquaintance demonstrates
personal computers, networking, and the Usenet bulletin boards, in
particular the erotic stories newsgroup to Farmer.
||Farmer reluctantly agrees to
submit a story to a newsgroup, but postpones repeatedly as the story is
refined, edited and enhanced.
|SleighFarm Productions created by a
tightknit group of friends to review/edit Farmer's stories and to provide moral support to the author. Farmer's
first story written specifically for a network audience is posted to a newsgroup.
||Additional stories are released on the web as worldwide community discovers the internet.
releases what would prove to be its final web erotica. Network erotic
fiction begins its decline amid a flurry of mindless smut.
|Farmer withdraws socially and ceases writing. Team disbands after losing contact with Farmer, now presumed deceased.
||Surviving members of original
team re-unite to begin a publishing venture. Unanimously decide to
name company after their inspiration.
|After several false starts and reshuffling of personnel the team embarks on a word-of-mouth recruiting drive.
||Team assists new authors in return for recommendations in an attempt to build business without a network presence.
||Manuscripts for first products are accepted. Team designs cover art and book interiors for clients.
||First book product is released: From This Moment by Franklyn Sledd.
||Additional products are released and new authors discover SPG. SPG corporate website is created.