God, Grace, Dumb Luck by Phloyd Knucklez

"Eeyore-ish vignettes that offer feelings a depressed reader should recognize."
This debut collection of poems, prose poems, and very short stories captures the worldview of a disappointed man. Read full book review >
RAZOR KING by T.W. Moore
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"A sci-fi novel swarming with detail that genre fans will appreciate and savor."
A security-force captain tries to stop a man leading a resistance against quantum-computer systems that threaten the entire world in Moore's (I Love Today, 2007) sci-fi tale.Read full book review >

Twisted Trails by Alex Hutchinson
Released: Aug. 27, 2016

"A book that will likely hold the interest of cycling enthusiasts despite serious flaws."
In Hutchinson's (Twisted Trails, 2015) short novel, a teenager struggles with the sullied legacy of his athlete father. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Inspiring field advice for entrepreneurs that underscores the importance of authenticity and communication."
The co-founder of BodeTree, a financial dashboard tool, shares his insights on starting and sustaining a business in this debut how-to guide. Read full book review >
HMMM? by Simon Plaster
Released: Aug. 27, 2016

"A humorous take on genre conventions in which the farce overtakes the mystery."
An Oklahoma reporter and a fairly novice shamus work a case involving presumed adultery and a strong possibility of murder in Plaster's (Boobs, 2015, etc.) sendup of traditional whodunits. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 4, 2016

"A personal, conversational, and positive perspective on handling the ups and downs of cancer treatment and survival."
In this debut guide to thriving through a cancer diagnosis and the healing process, the author gives intimate, friendly, and firm advice about handling family, medical providers, fear, and decision-making. Read full book review >
The Descent by Brant Wehde
Released: Dec. 14, 2015

"Though the pace may prove a little too free-wheeling for some readers, the story explores a mythical world that's both metaphorical and creative."
A debut coming-of-age novel examines a young man's journey through a fantastical afterlife. Read full book review >
Christ's 40 Commandments by Renee Valverde Wagenblatt
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A crisp, lucid organizational tool kit for categorizing Jesus' teachings."
A debut collection of the moral and social precepts attributed to Jesus Christ in the Bible. Read full book review >
Debts Are Always Due by Colin Welles

"A verbose continental adventure, but one with menace, intrigue, and a few pleasant surprises."
An American businessman tries to save his ex-lover from European criminals in Welles' debut thriller. Read full book review >
Four Equations by Robert Landori
Released: March 15, 2016

"An exciting, if excessively labyrinthine, tale of white-collar theft and historical tyranny."
A financial thriller that details a fraud that connects back to the Nazis' persecution of Jews. Read full book review >
The Prouds by Laith Taher
Released: July 22, 2016

"A straightforward, somewhat awkward fantasy epic about a determined monarch and a dangerous knight."
A debut novel sets the stage for a war between two great factions. Read full book review >
Reptile Wines by John Hewitt

"An outrageously weird yet delightfully charming wine-country tale that unravels into pure silliness by the end."
In this romp through the world of Napa Valley, a winery tour guide sets out to prove that his cousin faked his death—and not for the first time. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >