The Chronicles of Kibblestan by Andrea Rand
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Lucid, enchanting characters populate this diverting story."
A young boy and his loyal dachshund get lost in an extraordinary world of oppressed, strange creatures in the first volume of debut author Rand's middle-grade fantasy series. Read full book review >
The Obeahman's Dagger by Neil Daniel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"Dynamic characters and ambiance help this tale showcase Trinidadian culture."
In this debut thriller, a journalist follows leads the police ignore to learn the fate of women who have vanished during the Trinidadian Carnival. Read full book review >

The Gambit by Bradley Carlson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A briskly paced thriller that deftly imagines a nightmare scenario."
A debut political thriller that pits Israeli and U.S. military forces against an Iranian government on the verge of obtaining a nuclear weapon. Read full book review >
On A Fool's Errand by Lyle Wammer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2016

"An unforgiving story about abuse in a fractured and ruined family."
A young girl struggles through life with an alcohol-swilling mother and a violent stepfather in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Playing Hannah by Eric Beauregard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 28, 2016

"A performance starring a complex heroine that's not quite worthy of an encore, but good enough to see through to the end."
A teenage girl finds herself by playing other characters in this debut YA novel. Read full book review >

The Psychopath Machine by Steve Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2016

"A good contribution to the history of psychiatric malpractice, as well as an engrossing personal memoir."
In this debut memoir, a Canadian man tells of his ordeal as the subject of radical psychological experimentation, and of how he subsequently put his life back together. Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: March 3, 2015

"Despite its subtitle, this uneven book is less a self-help manual than a recommendation to remove one's sexual boundaries, with good results guaranteed."
In this debut memoir, the co-founder of a famous clothing-optional resort and, later, of a sanctuary for wild cats, describes her experiences. Read full book review >
One for the Ark by Mary Hutchings Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A delightfully lighthearted tale that engages serious issues through farce."
A novel about big ideas in a small town. Read full book review >
Psycho Babble by Billie Jean Diersen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 29, 2015

"Engaging, if slightly superficial, essays on modern life from the perspective of a military spouse and mother."
A collection of essays by a U.S. Marine Corps wife explores a wide range of topics, from Star Trek to the family cat. Read full book review >
Mind Travel In Other Worlds by Celine Theresa Marks
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 26, 2016

"A hefty, expansive exploration of New Age spirituality, not for the uninitiated."
A metaphysical guide focuses on navigating one's inner realm and exploring other planes and facets of existence. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 2016

"A touching, meditative account of pain and spiritual transcendence."
Out of extraordinary suffering, a Canadian man discovers spiritual redemption in this memoir. Read full book review >
London Belongs To Me by Jacquelyn Middleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"One need not be an Anglophile to enjoy the heroine's London adventures, but it definitely adds to the overall experience."
An aspiring playwright, fresh out of college, moves to the city of her dreams in this debut novel. 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 >