Ulysses Dream by Tim White
Released: Oct. 20, 2016

"An intriguing, if overloaded, version of the Odyssey."
Honduran refugee Penelope shares the story of her life and her husband, Ulysses, a Native American who becomes a warrior in Vietnam, in this debut work of contemporary fiction. Read full book review >
Astrologer's Apprentice by David John Jaegers
Released: March 31, 2016

"A good start to a series, with durable characters and fascinating theories."
A man's devotion to astrology draws in his young nephew as well as a clandestine organization wanting to use his skills to perfect horoscope interpretation in Jaegers' debut drama. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"An insightful, smoothly written, and useful guide for new canine owners."
A book offers bits of advice for potential dog parents. Read full book review >
Time Pieces by Mike Lubow
Released: June 23, 2016

"Overall, a satisfying collection of vignettes about family and career suitable not only for fans of the author's previous works, but also for new readers."
A random assortment of over 100 short texts that reflect on a life well-lived. Read full book review >
From a Distance by Susan LeGrow
Released: June 22, 2016

"A romantic, uplifting fictional take on rebuilding a life after a loss."
In LeGrow's (Interiors, 2015) novel, total relaxation—and a sweet love story—is just around the corner for a Canadian woman who takes a vacationin St. John's, Newfoundland.Read full book review >

A Killing In D.C. by A.D. White
Released: June 23, 2014

"A few unresolved storylines, but the main attraction's the investigation, which the author delivers with confidence."
A woman's suspicious suicide becomes another murder case for a squad of homicide detectives in this debut mystery and series opener. Read full book review >
Released: May 23, 2016

"While not a definitive history of rock, this book nevertheless provides an illuminating and intriguing look at how the genre became a cultural touchstone."
A debut book explores rock 'n' roll's origins in a broad historical and societal context. Read full book review >
Payload by K.D. Adamson

"A global fraud tale remains laudable in its frankness; it's not what the baddies are hiding, but the frightening lengths they'll go to stay in power."
London investigators look into possible corporate fraud involving a shipping company that may retain secrets by resorting to murder in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
Rice & Rocks by Sandra L. Richards
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A beautiful, amusing tribute to family traditions."
In this illustrated children's book, a young boy learns to be proud of his family's Jamaican food traditions. Read full book review >
The Law of Nature by Evans Priligkos
Released: Sept. 17, 2016

"An energetic, densely plotted tale that might have benefited from a stronger edit."
Two men try to take down an American secret society bent on global domination in Priligkos' debut thriller. Read full book review >
Time Trials by Eric Smith
Released: June 13, 2016

"A redemption story, with some satisfying suspense and triumph, that delivers too much unbelievable tragedy for such a fragmented central character."
A talented young runner escapes a turbulent childhood only to face even bigger challenges in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Streak of Fire by Frank E. Webb, III
Released: May 16, 2016

"A gleeful and action-packed, if utterly unbelievable, ride."
In this debut thriller, a war between the United States and North Korea approaches, and only a teenager with peculiar powers can stop it. 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 >