THE WEIGHT OF LIES by Emily Carpenter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Twists aplenty in this searing murder mystery should leave readers dizzy, in the best way possible."
In this thriller, a tell-all about a celebrity novelist examines her most famous horror book, which may be more truth than fiction. Read full book review >
RUBIES FROM BURMA by Anne Lovett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2016

"Exceptionally satisfying; Lovett is the real deal."
Well-begun is half done, and debut novelist Lovett captures us on the very first page of this story set in rural Georgia in the middle of the last century. Read full book review >

SACRED BAND by Joseph D. Carriker Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2017

"An engaging story that punches, kicks, and takes flight, just like its heroes."
Carriker evokes comic-book action and disturbing current events in this debut novel.
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TILLIE by Mary Atkinson

"An outstanding tale that approaches issues of self-doubt, rejection, and acceptance with sensitivity, warmth, and an engagingly realistic voice."
In this novel for older elementary school children, a fifth-grader's determination to shine at roller skating becomes entangled in her concerns about her height, family, and best friend's shifting loyalties. Read full book review >
Released: April 18, 2017

"A moving saga of motherhood in extremis that earns its moments of certainty and bliss through an honest grappling with pain and doubt."
A mother recovering from the death of her newborn child experiences both hope and intense anxiety as she embarks on another pregnancy in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

BODY AND SOUL by Panthea Reid
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"Reid vividly depicts both her husband's sickness and her own feelings of loss and guilt in this memoir."
A recently widowed college professor looks back on her marriage and the death of her husband. Read full book review >
BEHIND THE MASK by Patricia Reeks
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A momentous, readable collection, its sole downside being that there are only 20 superhero stories. "
Reeks (Love Hurts, 2015, etc.) and debut editor Richardson assemble a series of tales centered on superheroes' constant struggles with saving the world and maintaining secret identities.Read full book review >
BLOOD FICTION by Diane Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An emotionally intuitive and impeccably written tale focusing on a female adventurer."
A niece sets out on a quest to better understand an enigmatic aunt in this novel. Read full book review >
CLOUD MESSENGER by Karen Trollope-Kumar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2016

"A vivid saga of a woman who found an enthralling new home."
A Canadian doctor in India finds romance and a fraught quest for professional and personal fulfillment in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROBOT by A. Merc Rustad
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A sparkling sequence of tales that bends and flips familiar ideas and fantastic visions."
Divergent characters find themselves in startling situations in this debut collection of unconventional sci-fi and fantasy stories. Read full book review >
A COMPETENT WITNESS by Judith Nickels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2014

"A portrait sensitively and well-limned; hopefully we will have more from Nickels."
Not the first and probably not the last probing into the true case of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes (born Herman Webster Mudgett in 1861), America's first serial killer, but a masterful study of his innocent wife, Georgiana, and of a time long past. Read full book review >
VOYAGE OF THE ELAWN by Ted Neill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"A fantasy built on divine, chaotic action and written with immense heart."
A sequel sees a ragtag band of heroes seek forbidden treasure to thwart encroaching militants. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >