Last month, we started reposting with permission a series of articles from Deborah’s blog about book ideas that she has had but is unable to write for one reason or another. In other words: here’s some inspiration free for the taking for any writer who’s interested!
This post is Part 2; you can read Part 1 here. Stay tuned for Part 3!
Valentine's Day is almost here! Maybe you like to read romance all year round, or perhaps you're mostly interested in it during this time of year. Either way, if you're a fan of romantic fantasy books, check out this list of ten great "romantasies" that we've compiled here!
This article was first published on Medium.com by Sarah Awa and is being used with permission here.
It’s time for me to address this topic because, unfortunately, I’ve just had my heart broken by a book that started out with excellent disability representation only to crash and burn in the final third. What happened? In broad strokes, the author did not understand the ultimate consequences of disability. That failure, as you will see below, can have a disastrous effect on readers, both disabled and otherwise. As someone who has battled a serious, incurable autoimmune disease for more than 17 years, I care deeply about this topic, and so I’m going to show you how to write disabled and/or chronically ill people* well. But first, let me explain why writing them well is important.
This is somewhat of a hard post for me, because these are stories that are dear to me and terribly clever (or have seemed that way to me, at various times), and mostly that I spent a lot of effort on but that never coalesced into books. I’ll go chronologically.
Well, deck our halls—it's almost the end of 2023! We feel like this year flew by at warp speed, while we were busily working on our little enterprise. (Star Trek puns intended!) We hope you're having safe, warm, happy holidays! Today we're bringing you tidings of comfort books and joy.
Our newest book, The Star-Crossed Pelican by Laura Ruth Loomis, is out now! This hilarious sci-fi adventure is the second book in the Cosmic Turkey series. Booklist calls Pelican “a delightful story . . . [that] will keep readers entertained and guessing.” It’s perfect for fans of Douglas Adams and Catherynne M. Valente.
Need a bit more convincing to dive into the book/series? Then read our ten favorite quotes from The Star-Crossed Pelican that we’ve compiled below!
For every book we release, we’ll feature an interview with one or two of its major characters. This week we sat down to chat with Frink from our newest book, The Star-Crossed Pelican by Laura Ruth Loomis, which came out yesterday, December 5th. Let’s see what the pilot of the Cosmic Turkey had to say.
For every book we release, we’ll be sure to post a review of it during the week before the book comes out. Our next book, The Star-Crossed Pelican by Laura Ruth Loomis, is a sci-fi comedy perfect for fans of Douglas Adams, and will be published next Tuesday, December 5th. This review comes from Aline Soules.
Take it away, Aline. . . .
Every time we release a book, we’ll post an interview with its author during the month before the book is published. Our next novel, The Star-Crossed Pelican, comes out on December 5th. Pelican, as we affectionately call it for short—at least until a committee decides otherwise—is a hilarious science fiction novel comparable to Douglas Adams’ books. Booklist calls it “a delightful story . . . [that] will keep readers entertained and guessing.”
Today we are interviewing author Laura Ruth Loomis, a totally hoopy frood who, like her main character, may or may not have a technology hex.
Did you know that November is National Reading Month? This year, November 24-30 is National Book Week. And of course there's the famous NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, when writers aim to type or pen 50,000 words in 30 days. . . . I guess you could say, whether you're a reader or a writer (or both), November is fully booked! ;)
In honor of such a bookish month, we thought we'd share 10 great books about books! (Many but not all of them are speculative fiction.) Here they are, in no particular order: