Category: Newsletter

  • Interview with Flora

    Interview with Flora

    April 25, 2021: Spring Hill Cemetery Park, Charleston, West Virginia. Elizabeth was walking her collie, Sally, when Sally came to an abrupt halt. A loud meow was echoing from the woodpile at the bottom of the hill. People organized and dogs were passed around and a friend scrambled over the bank where a small black…

  • Short Story Day 2023

    Short Story Day 2023

    December 21 is the shortest day of the year – and it’s no coincidence that it’s also Short Story Day! Short stories are becoming increasingly popular. With their variety of plots, settings, and characters, they are bite-size reads most people can wedge into busy schedules, or even enjoy in one sitting to savour different scenarios.…

  • October 2023

    October 2023

    And here it is, the end of the month again. October has seen the publication of Carter Taylor Seaton’s novel Guilt, with events with our friends at Booktenders and Plot Twist, the WV Book Festival, and events for Mission to Madagascar at the Kanawha County Public Library and Booktenders. Zoë Strachan also continued to celebrate…

  • September 2023

    September 2023

    Look at that, our newsletter this month falls on publication day for Richard Robison’s gorgeous memoir: The Boy from Nowhere!  “The Boy from Nowhere surprised the heck out of me…Offered with modesty and narra­tive grace, charged with heart-stopping events and characters.” – Stephanie Marlis, National Endowment for the Arts recipient, author of Rife. September also…

  • August 2023

    August 2023

    I don’t know who needs to hear this but…September is coming! The season will soon start when the leaves start turning all shades of gold, and the best activity is to curl up in a comfy spot with a hot cup of something nice and…a good book, of course. We have some new ones for…

  • July 2023

    July 2023

    Hello all, Hope everyone is staying safe and well this summer. The news is all a bit depressing at the moment, so how about we just talk books for a minute or two? We have A LOT to tell you. Joseph Horowitz’ debut novel The Marriage: The Mahlers in New York is garnering superb reviews,…

  • June 2023

    June 2023

    As we welcome July, let’s have a look at what has made June a great month at Blackwater Press, shall we?  Probably the keyword for June 2023 was ‘events’. Online, in person, conferences, pub talks… we’ve been places! Starting with the West Virginia Writers conference (June 10), where our very own Elizabeth was the guest…

  • May 2023

    May 2023

    We hate to brag, but we’re just going to kick off our May newsletter by saying that two (two!) of our newest novels have been listed as Small Press Distribution’s bestsellers! Anangokaa by Cameron Alam, and The Marriage: The Mahlers in the New York by Joseph Horowitz. Please enjoy the latest review of Anangokaa here,…

  • April 2023

    April 2023

    April started with a bang: Cameron Alam’s debut novel Anangokaa was published on April 3, and has sold out in North America. If you’re waiting on a copy they are shipping as we write. Here’s the latest review. That same week, Melanie Bianchi (author of one of our best- selling books, The Ballad of Cherrystoke and…

  • March 2023

    March 2023

    March was fast!   Mid-month we were delighted to be invited to have a stall at the Celtic Village at Charleston’s seventh annual Celtic Calling. It was a somewhat different experience compared with anything we have attended so far, with a whole lot of tartan and a whole lot of bagpipes, but Blackwater Press was received…