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  • August 2022

    August 2022

    Tuscawilla: Stories of a Farm has been our best seller this month. We thank Robert Tuckwiller for his idea to sell copies at his booth at the State Fair of West Virginia. There really couldn’t be a more perfect setting for selling this book: the Fair features prominently in Cary’s memoirs, and one must pass […]

  • July 2022

    July 2022

    July has been another jam-packed month at the various Blackwater Press locations! The biggest news is that we now have distribution in both the UK and the US and Canada. While direct sales will always be the most lucrative way for us to sell books, most shops would rather not deal with a publisher directly, […]

  • June 2022

    June 2022

    It’s difficult to believe we’re already halfway through this year! We are busy preparing our next six books for (hopeful) publication in the next six months. If you’ve ever wondered what a publisher does, it’s a combination of reading, editing, emailing, coordinating, researching, typesetting, filing, thinking about metadata, marketing….a little bit of everything really, especially […]

  • Farewell Roger Angell

    Farewell Roger Angell

    You’ll have seen our short story contest is open once again this year, and thank you so much to all of those who have already submitted, responding to our theme of ‘ink’.  The short story is a beautiful thing, and just over a week ago, a man who left an indelible mark on the form […]

  • Interesting Lives

    Interesting Lives

    It is difficult for a man to speak long of himself without vanity; therefore, I shall be short. – David Hume, My Own Life Exciting news from Blackwater Press! We’re about to launch a new book series, and we need your collaboration. Interesting Lives is our forthcoming series of non-fiction (autobiographies, memoirs, letters, and life […]

  • May 2022

    May 2022

    May flew by! We’re excited to be less than a month away from publication of Melanie McGee Bianchi’s short story collection The Ballad of Cherrystoke and Other Stories, available for pre-order here. If you are a lover of the short story, we promise it doesn’t get much better than this. ‘The complex, the quirky, and […]

  • Tuscawilla Website Update

    Tuscawilla Website Update

    We’ve added more photographs to the companion website for Tuscawilla: Stories of a Farm, and have a blog post by Kaaren Cary Ford telling of her mother’s welcome to the farm after her marriage in January 1948. I forgot to mention that as newlyweds my mom and dad, Mary Elizabeth Reaser Cary and George Edward […]

  • How to overcome fear of the blank page …

    How to overcome fear of the blank page …

    If you’ve ever attempted to write anything more creative than a shopping list, you’ve probably felt the dread of that blank page staring back at you. The white expanse of infinite possibilities, a world too dauntingly large to take that first step into it … Right? Well, you’re not alone, and as the saying goes, […]

  • Robert Davis: Turning Family History into Fiction

    Robert Davis: Turning Family History into Fiction

    I could give you all the facts – names, dates, places, relationships – of my family history, and you would fall asleep quickly. I know this because I would drop off into a deep slumber myself in the telling. And yet, hidden in the dry folds of this history, there was a story to be […]

  • December


    So long, 2021. We really hope that all of your Christmas and New Year plans haven’t been totally sabotaged by the most unwelcome of guests, Corona, and that you’ve been able to spend some quality time amid friends and family (and books and booze, of course!). Strange as everything may have been, we have thoroughly […]